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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

COLLECTIONS

Oberhausen Short Film Festival
Whitney Museum of American Art