An experimental film based on intimacy, self-acceptance, textured hair and the mimesis of communal safe spaces created by women of colour.
Cabelo Bedjo, an expression for ‘ugly hair’ generally referring to kinkier textures in Cape-Verdean Creole, showcases the process of styling with the hair eventually coming into contact with water, thus reversing to its natural state; implying vulnerability and one conforming to themselves outside of societal pressure to have coily or textured hair look ‘presentable’ and ‘neat’.
Creative Director, Music & Editor — Tatiana Tati-Modé
Producers — SUMweekly, Joelle Robinson & Taimera Thomas
Filming Assistants — Marta Feseha & Fiona Quadri