Cabelo Bedjo

October 2022

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 RobinsonTaimera Thomas

Filming Assistants — Marta FesehaFiona Quadri