A Creation Story

To ease her daughter’s growing boredom, a mother begins a magical, mythical story about the origins of their hair while she carefully braids and oils her daughters tresses.
 9 minutes. Super 16mm film & digital clay animation (2010)

Also an Official Selection at The Black Harvest International Film Festival, Black August Film FestivalReel Sisters of the African Diaspora. Also seen on The Huffington Post Black Voices, “Breakthrough Theater, AspireTVStorefront Video Exhibition

A Creation Story is about family and history. It is a celebration of mothers and daughters, community and tradition.

The premiere screening of A Creation Story took place on April 28, 2011 at Temple University. The screening was followed by a panel-led discussion about Black hair with Dr. Noliwe Rooks, Dr. Yaba Blay and Professor Kamau Kenyatta. Moderated by Dr. Karima Bouchenafa.