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Afro Saxons: Movie


It screened at the ongoing Afro-Punk Festival in Brooklyn, NY yesterday, in what I believe was its first non-UK premiere, but I was busy elsewhere, so I missed it.

In short… 7 years ago, Black British filmmakers Rachel Wang and Mark Currie, formed Chocolate Films, to develop and create their own projects. Much of their documentary work is about the diverse array of peoples and communities who live and work in London. Afro-Saxons, produced in 2008, is their debut feature length documentary. It screened in limited release in London last fall. No DVD on the market yet.

Afro-Saxons follows four Afro hair salons from across the UK, as they prepare for the prestigious Black Beauty and Hair Awards. Described as as “a warm inspirational and touching film that delves into the professional and home lives of the stylists while they express themselves with mind-blowing gravity-defying hair designs.”

Watch the trailer below…



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