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The Big Chop

Year: 2016
Country: United States
Language: English
Run Time: 16 minutes

The Big Chop

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.

Shorts Program
FilmSlamĀ® African Diaspora Shorts Program

Alisha Cowan

Cale Finot

Angela Latimer

Derek Dow

Katrelle Kindred, Cayman Grant

Principal Cast
Simone Missick, McKenzie Franklin, Chinedu Unaka, Kevin Kilumbu, Lynn Wactor, Kashuna Perfected, Aliyah Conley, Seven Nelms, Seaniece Bolden, Chenique Charmaine, Derek Dow, Lorren Cotton, Niah Gaston, Noah Gaston

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