Hair Love – Academy Award Winning Short Film 2020

Friday, February 21st, 2020

HAIR LOVE, is a seven-minute animated short film that centers around the relationship between an African-American father, Stephen, his daughter, Zuri and her hair. Despite having long locks, Stephen has been used to his wife doing his daughter’s hair, so when she is unavailable right before a big event, Stephen will have to figure it out on his own. This sounds simple enough, but we soon come to find that Zuri’s hair has a mind of its own.

 Made by Karen Rupert Toliver and Matthew A. Cherry this film took home the Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film in 2020.

This film was everything to me. It reminded me of my nephew, Jachin, styling my grand niece, Hollis’ natural 4c curls. The attention Hollis’ hair needs and his struggles with being impatient because of the attention her hair demands is in this film.

My suggestion to my nephew was just keep my nieces’ hair in box braids but that takes patients too, right?



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