The Ritual to Beauty

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The Ritual to Beauty

15 mins | United States | 2021

Director: Shenny de Los Angeles,Maria Marrone
Screenwriter: Shenny de Los Angeles
Editor: Maria Marrone
Cinematographer: Maria Marrone
Cast: Shenny de Los Angeles, Eugenia Marina Belliard Rojas, and Cheny Bright
Release Year: 2021
Language: English (United States),Spanish
Subtitle: English (United States),Spanish
Country: United States
Genre: Documentary,Short Film,BIPOC,Female Director

(THIS FILM WAS PART OF OUR 2022 FESTIVAL LINEUP AND IS NO LONGER AVAILABLE ON THE SLAMDANCE CHANNEL) Three generations of Dominican women explore their relationship to relaxing their hair. By conjuring the magic of water and the power of her ancestors, a daughter uses spoken word poetry as an incantation to break the generational curse that has blocked the women in her family from locating where joy lives inside the body.