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Split Ends, I Feel Wonderful
Split Ends, I Feel Wonderful
16mm Film transfer to video
4 mins
2012

SYNOPSIS

A woman attaches hair piece, black women in hair salons get their hair plaited; and a woman models on a yellow turban. Eccentric hairstyles reveal the roots of Afro hair in which activist, Angela Davis becomes involved. Manipulating and re-positioning 1970s found footage as subject matter, 'Split Ends, I Feel Wonderful' examines image and iconography in African-American hairstyles in New York City.

CAST & CREW

Produced by Obibini Pictures, LLC
Directed & Produced by: Akosua Adoma Owusu
Edited by Akosua Adoma Owusu
Sound Design & Mix by Kari Rae Seekins

AWARDS

Tom Berman Award for Most Promising Filmmaker, Ann Arbor Film Festival

OFFICIAL SELECTION

Studio Museum in Harlem
Images Film Festival
International Film Festival Oberhausen
UnionDocs
CinemAfrica Film Festival
Ann Arbor Film Festival
Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts
Black Cinema House
Art Basel Miami
Art League Houston
Black August Film Festival
Artists Television Access
Parallel Film Collective
REDCAT

COLLECTIONS

Oberhausen Short Film Festival
Whitney Museum of American Art