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

SYNOPSIS

"Playful yet powerful, Akosua Adoma Owusu’s Split Ends, I Feel Wonderful (2012) focuses on African American women’s hair, spinning found footage of 1970s New York hair salons and hairstyles into a dense collage of gesture, image, and contemporary resonance." - Museum of Modern Art

"An experimental short celebrating black women’s hair styling, Split Ends I Feel Wonderful chops and weaves found footage with affectionate nods to Blaxploitation flicks and kaleidoscopic psychedelia. Spliced with voiceovers from colonial narratives and a funktastic soundtrack, Akosua Adoma Owusu’s film is a warm and subtly political snapshot of the time when African-Americans for the first time said loud, I’m Black and I’m Proud!" - Film Africa

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
MoMA

COLLECTIONS

Oberhausen Short Film Festival
Whitney Museum of American Art