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Bechdel Test Fest Presents: Can I Touch It? + Special Guest Discussion

Sunday 18th November


Every woman of colour has a story to tell about the hair on their head. The relationship black and brown women have with their hair goes deeper than the maintenance of their curls or kinks. This series of shorts, from women worldwide explored via animation, docs, poetry and dramatic narratives, articulates how hair is a vital part of black female identity, culture and experience.  

Exotique (dir. Soraya Milla)

Hair Wolf (dir. Mariama Diallo)

Hairatage (dir. Aisha Sanyan Meek)

Sorf Hair (dir. Shari Petti)

Beneath The Surface (dir. Yero Timi-Biu)

Following the screening will be a poetry performance from film director Aisha Sanyang Meek and an open discussion with author of forthcoming book Don’t Touch My Hair Emma Dabiri and Exotique director Soraya Milla.

In partnership with Bechdel Test Fest, an ongoing celebration of films that pass The Bechdel Test. 


Sunday 18 November | 6:00pm

Running time | 100min 

Venue | Rich Mix, 35-47 Bethnal Green Rd, London E1 6LA

Tickets | £10.95

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