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'Hair Love' | ARTLECTURE

'Hair Love'

-The Oscars for Best Animated Short Film-

by Sony Pictures Animation

'Hair Love'
-The Oscars for Best Animated Short Film-
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Hair Love, Matthew A. Cherry Everett Downing Jr. Bruce W. Smith
Hair Love is a 2019 American animated short film written and directed by Matthew A. Cherry and co-produced with Karen Rupert Toliver....

Hair Love, Matthew A. Cherry Everett Downing Jr. Bruce W. Smith


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. They enter a hospital room where her mother is wearing a scarf and sitting in a wheelchair. Her mother removes her scarf to reveal that her head is completely bald. The family members hug each other.

This year’s Oscar-winning animated short, "Hair Love," about an African-American dad’s attempt to stay on top of his 5-year-old daughter’s abundant locks, is the sweet alternative to these upsetting news stories. African-American hair has been making headlines for the last few years, usually because another black student has been deemed in violation of the dress code for sporting braids, dreads, or a natural afro.......

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. Directors: Matthew A. Cherry (Executive Producer, “BlacKkKlansman”) Everett Downing Jr. (Animator, "Up") Bruce W. Smith (Creator, “The Proud Family,” Animator, “The Princess and the Frog”) Producers: Karen Rupert Toliver Stacey Newton Monica A. Young Matthew A. Cherry David Steward II Carl Reed Executive Producers: Peter Ramsey (“Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse”) Frank Abney (Animator, “Toy Story 4”) Features: Issa Rae (“Insecure”) as Zuri's mother

Read the San Francisco Film Festival’s teaching guide to "Hair Love" here

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