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KEEP IT KRAUS! AFROHAARE IN UNSERER GESELLSCHAFT

Film series:African Film Days Cologne


  


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KEEP IT KRAUS! – DAS BASISBUCH FÜR KRAUSELOCKEN
Autorinnen: Diana Donkor, Esther Donkor, 2020; Lesung in dt. Sprache
STRONG HAIR  
Regie: Kokutekeleza Musebeni; Deutschland 2019; OF dt.; digital; 14 min.
MEDUSA, CHEVEUX AFRO ET AUTRE MYTHS (MEDUSA, AFRO HAIR AND OTHER MYTHS)
Regie: Johanna Makabi & Adèle Albrespy; Senegal/Kongo 2018; OF frz. m. engl. UT; digital; 19 min.
HAIR LOVE Regie: Matthew A. Cherry & Everett Downing & Jr. Bruce W. Smith; USA 2019; OF engl. m. engl. UT; digital; 7 min.

KEEP IT CURLY! AFRO HAIR IN OUR SOCIETY Screening and Reading Stubborn, wild, exotic – the stereotypes associated with afro hair are manifold. Finding the right hair salon is tricky as working with curly hair is still not part of standard stylist train-ing. That’s why a large number of people with afro hair use wigs or chemical straightening products – often also to con-form to the prevailing ideal of straight hair. Together with her sister Diana Donkor, author and FilmInitiativ colleague Esther Donkor published the practical guide KEEP IT KRAUS – DAS BASISBUCH FÜR KRAUSELOCKEN (KEEP IT CURLY - A BASIC GUIDE FOR AFRO-TEXTURED CURLS) in 2020, sharing their personal experiences regarding afro hair and explaining the basics of hair care for people with afro curls. Esther Donkor will read selected excerpts from the book and there will be a screening of three short films on the topic of ‘Afro hair’.