Documentary - Completed 2009

    • Year of production
    • 2009
    • Genres
    • Documentary
    • Countries
    • USA
    • Languages
    • Duration
    • 95 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Jeff STILSON
    • Producer(s)
    • Chris ROCK, Kevin O'DONNELL
    • Synopsis
    • What more can be said about black people and their hair? Everything.
      The subject has inspired countless song lyrics, books, films and kitchen-counter arguments. The politics, the economics and even the physics of black hair can sometimes trigger obsession. Now everyone can find out what all the fuss is about, with Chris Rock as a guide.
      Acting as African America's Michael Moore, Rock goes front and centre in this investigative documentary that is both hilarious and surprisingly informative. It began with an innocent question from his young daughter: “Daddy, how come I don't have good hair?” In black families “good” hair means straight hair, and it's been the source of pain and envy ever since African slaves first digested European beauty standards. Today, women on limited incomes pay thousands of dollars a year to maintain a straight-hair weave – or expect their men to pay for them. To assist in the exploration of this trend, the Reverend Al Sharpton, interviewed by Rock in a light mood, sermonizes on the historical significance of his processed ‘do.