The Cleveland International Film Festival promotes artistically and culturally significant film arts through education and exhibition to enrich the life of the community.
Country: United States
Run Time: 16 minutes
The Big Chop follows 10-year-old Kris on her natural hair journey of self-love and acceptance. Once a die-hard lover of her big afro, negative hints from her mom and teasing on the playground cause Kris to get a perm. She continues to perm her hair as an adult until one day she has had enough. She stands in the mirror, and does the "big chop". What follows after the chop is a pure emotional roller-coaster.
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