14:00 Filmforum Museum Ludwig
Stubborn, wild, exotic – the stereotypes associated with afro hair are manifold. Finding the right hair salon is tricky as
working with curly hair is still not part of standard stylist training. That’s why a large number of people with afro hair use
wigs or chemical straightening products – often also to conform to the prevailing ideal of straight hair. Together with her sister Diana Donkor, author and FilmInitiativ colleague Esther Donkor published the practical guide KEEP IT KRAUS – DAS BASISBUCH FÜR KRAUSELOCKEN (KEEP IT CURLY – A BASIC GUIDE FOR AFRO-TEXTURED CURLS) in 2020, sharing their personal experiences regarding afro hair and explaining the basics of hair care for people with afro curls. Esther Donkor will read selected excerpts from the book and there will be a screening of three short films on the topic of ‘Afro hair’.