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  • Me broni ba

    Directed by Akosua Adoma Owusu • 2009 • Ghana

    This innovative portrait of hair salons in Kumasi, Ghana, uncovers the meaning behind the Akan term of endearment “me broni ba” (“my white baby”). The tangled legacy of European colonialism in Africa is evoked through images of women practicing hair ...

  • Drexciya

    Directed by Akosua Adoma Owusu • 2010 • Ghana

    Akosua Adoma Owusu draws on the Afrofuturist legends propagated by the underground Detroit-based band Drexciya—about a mythical underwater subcontinent populated by the unborn children of African women thrown overboard during the Transatlantic slave ...

  • Split Ends, I Feel Wonderful

    Directed by Akosua Adoma Owusu • 2012 • United States

    Playful yet powerful, Akosua Adoma Owusu’s SPLIT ENDS, I FEEL WONDERFUL focuses on African American women’s hair, spinning found footage of 1970s New York hair salons and hairstyles into a dense collage of gesture and image.