Locarno Shorts Weeks 2021

White Afro

by Akosua Adoma Owusu
Ghana, USA  ·  2019  ·  DCP  ·  Color  ·  6'  ·  o.v. Twi/English

Available 2–8 | 2 | 2021

White Afro employs an archival instructional video on how to offer curly perms or body waving services to their white clientele, ostensibly for financial gain.

In her fascinating new film, the director Akosua Adoma Owusu continues her research that combines hairdressing and racial context. The power of her editing, her salutary work of rare archives and her aesthetic originality are reinforced by the political significance of her work, underlined in a subtle way by Toni Morrison’s words. This film definitively confirms the extremely original and innovative work of this internationally renowned artist − exhibited and presented in museum collections − who shows how important it is to always redefine the boundaries between video art and cinema.

 


Information

Director
Akosua Adoma Owusu

Producer
Akosua Adoma Owusu

Music
Manhyia Tete Nnwomkoro

Sound
Kari Rae Seekins

Sound Designer
Kari Rae Seekins

Voice
Nana Saah Adwubi Kete

Editing
Dylan Bowman

Production
Obibini Pictures
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obibinipictures.com

World Sales
Obibini Pictures
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