new documentary short ‘don’t touch my hair’ examines society’s view of black hair

February 9, 2017

Director Kia-vanna Harrison and Producer Callum Ellis have are teaming up to make a documentary about natural hair. The doc, ‘Don’t Touch My Hair’ looks at the history of black hairstyles and the way society views them. The short doc will also follow young women who have just started relaxing or straightening their natural hair to observe the long-term effects and daily routines tied to these styles. “The question is ‘How is the Afro represented?’ and if it’s represented at all,” the team writes. “Our aim is to normalize the Afro in our society exploring the billion pound black hair industry, unraveling why black women still oppress their hair.” To learn more about the project and help the filmmakers reach their financing goals, check out the ‘Don’t Touch My Hair’ Crowd Funder, here.