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African American hair style

Updated on May 20, 2013

The documentary "Good Hair", has received the award for best documentary at Sundance. When the daughter of Chris Rock, Lola, was crying at him and asked, "Daddy, why i donĀ“t have good hair?", the stunned comedian undertook to look into the depths of black culture and to the end of the world to find who put this question into the head of his little girl.



The camera of the director Jeff Stilson followed the artist and the result was "Good Hair", a marvelously revealing and yet funny documentary, and serious at the same time about the culture of african american hair style. An exhibition of comic proportions that only Chris Rock could do, visit Good Hair salons and stylists battles, scientific laboratories and Indian temples to explore how the black hair style impacts activities, pocket books, sex and self-esteem of black people.

Celebrities such as Ice-T, Kerry Washington, Nia Long, Paul Mooney, Raven Symone, Maya Angelou and the Rev. Al Sharpton, candidly offer their stories and observations to Chris Rock, as he seeks a way to address the issue of his daughter. What he discovers is that the black hair is big business, which does not always benefit the black community and the question of the small Lola can be much larger than its ability to convince her that what she has in the head is not more important than what's inside.

african american hair style
african american hair style

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