The very first public screening of the Going-Natural Video Diaries, a documentary that captures the heartbeat of the natural hair movement, will take place at the Warehouse Gallery & Studio in Redhook, Brooklyn on August 9 at 2:00 pm.
The film chronicles the rapidly growing natural hair community by featuring Black hair experiences of not only women but also men, natural hair celebrities and every day people.
Going natural is not an easy journey. Not only are we ourselves often alienated from our stigmatized coils, our hair has also yet to be accepted as an equally valued hair type that naturally comes with styles considered “unconventional”.
So when we contemplate going natural not only don’t we have a clue what to do with our nappy hair, we also have to make sure that we come up with styles accepted by a society bias to natural hair.
Needles to say there are a lot of in-depth lessons to be learned from this journey.
So the goal of this real time documentary is to picture the natural hair movement while it’s happening so we can learn and grow from each other’s experience.
The screening will be followed by a debate to spark national attention on the health issues related to the negative perception of natural hair and the stereotyping of appropriate natural hairstyles.
Gillian Scott representative of the New York Association of Black Psychologists will be among the distinguished guests of professional panelists who will discuss the issues as will Council Member Robert E Cornegy, New York City Council Member for the 36th District.
Interested? Register for the going-natural Events.