Our Success


On Sunday, September 27th, an extended trailer of our film “In Our Heads about Our Hair” was the closing film for the Reel Sister Film Festival. We had a nice turn out and the audience patiently waited through the previous film’s Q&A to finish before our film began.

Our excerpt was a short 22 minutes, but from what I could glean, the audience was captivated throughout.  They laughed, they marveled, they applauded during the film and spontaneously responded in the ways we had hoped for at the appropriate moments.  Most of the audience sat through our Q & A to get to know more about our film and the process of creating In Our Heads about Our Hair. The entire experience was very rewarding.

Everyone who spoke with us gave us positive feedback with the follow up that they are anxiously anticipating the full-length film.

Needless to say, the director Hemamset Angaza, the other producers, Maitefa Angaza and Paulette Tabb and myself – we all went home on a high!  I was buzzed up on joy and satisfaction that our first attempt turned out to be a great success!

We were also warned by veteran film makers not to rush the completion of our film.  We were told, “It’s better to get it right and have it the way we really want it, than to rush it”.  We  all look forward to the day when we can invite everyone to see the completed version.  We will keep you abreast.  And we’d just like to Thank everyone who came out, for their support.  We’d especially like to Thank Carolyn Butts and the Reel Sisters Festival for stepping out on faith and including us in their phenomenal festival.

One response to this post.

  1. Posted by Fayruz Uqdah on April 1, 2010 at 7:19 pm

    I was also disappointed in the film. Nia Long, Raven Simone and the host of black female interviewees seemed obsessed, not simply with hair, but with keeping their hair looking uncoiled. There was no moment of enlightenment. I don’t like the statement or insinuation that “we are not our hair”. We are just as much our hair as we are our skin. To deny this is a cowardly move.

    Chris Rock’s film was made for prime time television. Not too pro, just enough humor and a lot of evasiveness.


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