Hair is an important marker of black female identity. Many films have been made about 'nappy' hair, but this debut by Yasmin Thayná is among the best. This powerful visual essay is a form of resistance to invisibility and an audiovisual experience about being and becoming a black woman.

The other films shown within Oppositional Blackness

Filmmaker
Yasmin Thayná
Country
Brazil
Year
2015
Medium
DCP
Length
22’
Language
Portuguese
Producer
Erika Cândido, Monique Rocco
Sales
Yasmin Thayná
Writer
Yasmin Thayná
Cinematography
Felipe Drehmer
Editor
Rafael Todeschini
Production Design
Ana Almeida
Sound Design
Ana Beatriz Barbosa Silva, Ana Magalhães, Monica Ávila, Thomas Harres
Cast
Dandara Raimundo, Tais Espirito Santo, Thamyres Capela, Isabel Zua, Tais de Amorim