Etnografisk film: Good Hair
"Good Hair" is a documentary film by Director Jeff Stilson, Narrator: Chris Rock (USA, 2009, 96)
According to the comedian Chris Rock, the idea to make this movie came from his daughter’s question:"Daddy, how come I don't have good hair?"
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Chris Rock committed himself to search the ends of the earth and the depths of black culture to find out who had put that question into his little girl's head. Director Jeff Stilson’s camera followed the funnyman, and the result is Good Hair, a wonderfully insightful and entertaining, yet remarkably serious, documentary about African American hair culture. An exposé of comic proportions that only Chris Rock could pull off, Good Hair visits hair salons and styling battles, scientific laboratories, and Indian temples to explore the way black hairstyles impact the activities, pocketbooks, sexual relationships, and self-esteem of black people.He unearths some startling revelations: Human hair is India’s No. 1 export; thieves cut off the hair of unsuspecting women and sell it on the black market.
-Synopsis by the Sundance Film Festival