BARBER SHOP

By Luc VRYDAGHS

FIRST HAND FILMS - as SALES

Documentary - Completed 2016

In every episode, a population finds itself on the verge of change and a barber plays his role. As opinion maker, as confessor, as story collector, as society barometer. We enter the barber shop at a crucial moment in time and leave after 26mins with a new look.

    • Year of production
    • 2016
    • Genres
    • Documentary
    • Countries
    • BELGIUM
    • Duration
    • 26 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Luc VRYDAGHS
    • Producer(s)
    • Emmy OOST (Cassette for timescapes)
    • Synopsis
    • We meet 6 populations in transition via the microcosm of the local barber shop.
      In Rio de Janeiro, barber Pedro picks teenagers from the street to teach them a profession. The inhabitants of Clacton-on-Sea reflect on post-Brexit society. In South Africa, post Mandela era, the white middle class is degrading to poverty. Detroit’s young and old inhabitants, each in their own way, have learned to overcome the city’s bankruptcy. The Sahrawi refugees question the fight for their land. In India, hairdresser Soniya helps her clients to fight for women’s rights.
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