Thursday, September 8, 2011

African Hair Trends - Ghana

Me Broni Ba is a fascinating, thought-provoking film exploring internalized colonial and racial stereotypes. In the streets, courtyards, and households of Accra, children of all social classes play with imported second-hand white baby dolls. Meanwhile, in the myriad beauty salons in Ghana, women pursue their fascination with braiding and with creating “soft” hair. In the second part of the film, a young girl tells of her move to the United States and her inability to keep her hands off the blond hair of her new classmates.

In English and Twi with English subtitles

Movie Trailer

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