Fiche Film
LONG Métrage | 2008
Pays concerné : Royaume-Uni
Durée : 84 minutes
Genre : drame
Type : documentaire


Un fascinant regard sur le monde de la coiffure des femmes Africaines-Caribbeénnes au Royaume Uni.


Afro-Saxons isn’t about the British West Indian post-colonial elite who had internalised the values of their erstwhile masters (Lloyd Best had introduced the term Afro-Saxons to describe just this group of people). Rather, this is a fascinating look at the world of African-Caribbean women’s hairstyling in the United Kingdom. Afro-Saxons takes us through this competitive and ego-fuelled business, following a group of hairstylists vying for top honours in the prestigious Black Beauty & Hair Awards. Angela, the braiding queen; Wayne, a rising star; the formidable (and Thai) husband and wife team of George and Apple; and Michael, a Birmingham stylist all are looking to challenge the London elite. Feel-good and fun, Afro-Saxons is full of warm, observational humour-not to mention mind-blowing, gravity-defying hairstyles.

Country: UK
Year: 2008
Duration: 84 minutes
Type: Documentary Feature

Language: English
Directors: Rachel Wang, Mark Currie

Rating: 16+
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