Split Ends, I Feel Wonderful

(Akosua Adoma Owusu, 2012, 5 min)

A woman attaches hair piece. Black women at hair salons get their hair plaited; and a woman models on a yellow turban. Eccentric hairstyles show the roots of Afro hair and activist, Angela Davis becomes involved. Re-positioning 1970s era found footage and using African American hairstyles as subject matter, Split Ends, I Feel Wonderful examines image and iconography of Black hair styles in New York, New York.


Directed by Akosua Adoma Owusu


Saturday, March 23 9:30pm

Films in Competition 8

Animated, experimental, documentary, and narrative films including new works by Fern Silva and Shambhavi Kaul.

Michigan Theater (Main Auditorium)