~~February 11, 2020~~
FULL SHORT FILM
I hadn’t seen this short film till this morning.
What a beautiful, warm feeling.
Please, take a bit of your time and take a look. It’s only about 7 mins long.
Your heart will feel tingly warmed, I guarantee it!
Hair Love is a 2019 American animated short film written and directed by Matthew A. Cherry, and co-produced with Karen Rupert Toliver. It follows the story of a man who must do his daughter’s hair for the first time, and features Issa Rae as a voice.
The film was produced after a 2017 Kickstarter campaign, and was also released as a children’s book in May 2019, with illustrations by Vashti Harrison. Hair Love won Best Animated Short Film at the 92nd Academy Awards.
Seven-year-old Zuri attempts to style her thick, kinky hair while watching an instructional video narrated by her mother (Issa Rae). Her father, Stephen, attempts to help her, and after much effort, styles her hair.
(GOTTA WATCH TO KNOW THE ENDING!)
~~Published December 5, 2020~~
Hair Love, an Oscar-winning animated short film from Matthew A. Cherry, tells the heartfelt story of an African American father learning to do his daughter’s hair for the first time.