A still from “White Afro”

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Pardi di domani: Concorso internazionale

White Afro

Ghana, USA  ·  2019  ·  DCP  ·  Color  ·  6'  ·  o.v. Twi/English

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.

Charlotte Corchète
Screenings
Sunday 11 | 8 | 2019  ·  14:00  ·  La Sala  ·  Sub. English,French,Italian
Monday 12 | 8 | 2019  ·  17:00  ·  PalaVideo  ·  Sub. English,French
Tuesday 13 | 8 | 2019  ·  09:30  ·  L’altra Sala  ·  Sub. English,French,Italian
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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