Dọlápọ Is Fine

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synopsis

Soon to leave her very British boarding school, Dọlápọ is pressured to conceal her natural hair, and to change her name. Dọlápọ begins to question how the world might see her. She braces for change. Dọlápọ buys a wig, but the hair leaves her questioning its uncertain origins. After a dose of unwanted attention and a strange episode in the woods, Dọlápọ is forced to reconsider her own assumptions about her identity. Award: HBO Short Film Competition, American Black Film Festival 2020

cast

Doyin Ajiboye, Katie Friedli Walton, Joan Iyiola, Gina Mckee

directed by

Ethosheia Hylton

director's bio

Ethosheia Hylton is a London born actor, writer and director known for her work on "In the Silence." In 2018, Ethosheia was presented the inaugural European Academy Gold Fellowship For Women. The award, sponsored by Swarovski, offered a year-long mentorship from the Academy. She is driven by untold voices and stories about her community and culture.

screenwriter

Joan Iyiola, Chibundu Onuzo

producer

Joan Iyiola, Chibundu Onuzo, Millie Marsh

runtime

15 minutes

country

UK

category

Short Narrative