We attended the 'Back to Natural' film premiere that was hosted by the lovely Dr Clare Anyiam-Osigwe. . Back to Natural is a 69-minute documentary film that reveals the shocking truth about hair, politics, and racial identity in Black communities and beyond. Directed by New York City based Clinical Psychologist Gillian Scott-Ward, the film was inspired by the work she was doing in her clinical practice and her own drive to go natural. Executive produced by Marquis Smalls and produced by Dominic Ward, Back to Natural is a powerful call for healing that takes a grassroots approach to exploring the globalized policing of natural Black hair. Filmed in New York City, Philadelphia, Paris, And Cape Town, this documentary explores universal aspects of the Black experience and the "New" Natural Hair movement. Join us on this journey of discovery and enlightenment while celebrating our history and natural styles that are taking the world by storm.
. The film was supported by a short documentary called 'London Locks', that was directed by Aaron Christian . #londonlocks focused more on a males perspective of natural hair. It included a variety of people explaining their different reasons as to why they decided to grow locks, what it means to them and their opinions on the natural hair movement moving forward. . @curlytreatsfest founder Vinna Best and renowned actress Judith Jacob were also present on the night.
To find out more about the films, click the link below.