NOV 18: Can I Touch It?

Sunday November 18. 6pm. Rich Mix



We’re teaming up with the always awesome Underwire Film Festival to bring you a series of shorts, all directed by women of colour, exploring the relationship they have with their hair.

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.

Following our shorts, 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.

Running time | 100min  Venue | Rich Mix, 35-47 Bethnal Green Rd, London E1 6LA Tickets | £10.95


Film Schedule 

Exotique (Soraya Milla) 

Hair Wolf (Mariama Diallo) 

Hairatage (Aisha Sanyan Meek) 

Sorf Hair (Shari Petti)

Beneath The Surface (Yero Timi-Biu)

Discover more about Underwire Festival and check out the this year’s brilliant line-up at

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