Do hairstyles have a history? Braids do. In the documentary directed by Gabriele Roza and Juliana Nascimento the aesthetics of nagô braids are presented to us from their historical formation, conveying new dimensions to the issue of ancestry and black identity. Narrated through interviews and archival materials, the film re-elaborates the act of braiding hair beyond the aesthetic attribute: it is resistance, affection, and roots. (K. M)
Juliana Nascimento, Gabriele Roza
Juliana Nascimento is a filmmaker with a BA in Social Communication from PUC-Rio. She produced the documentary Fartura, directed by Yasmin Thayná. She has worked across several areas of cinema, from art assistance to editing. She works as an Audiovisual Analyst at the Life Intelligence Laboratory. Gabriele Roza is a Journalist graduated from PUC-Rio. She is a reporter for data_labe, a data-oriented laboratory for peripheral narratives, and articulator in the Black Women Decide movement.