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People With Bad Hair (Gente de Pelo Malo)

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Auburn Avenue Research Library

101 Auburn Avenue Northeast

Atlanta, GA 30303

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The Baton Foundation, Inc., in partnership with the Auburn Avenue Research Library on African American Culture and History, will host a film screening and dialogue with the filmmaker about Black hair. This program is free and open to the public. Reserve tickets here.

About the Film

People with Bad Hair (Gente de Pelo Malo) is a documentary that addresses the issue of what informs women’s ideas and decisions about wearing natural hair. It features interviews and offers perspectives of Black women and men in diverse regions of the world including: Equatorial Guinea, Spain, Uruguay, Cuba, and the United States. The film’s goal is to create a bridge between Africa and its Diaspora by identifying and increasing the understanding of a common problem that negatively impacts Africans and people of African descent. NOTE: This film is presented in Spanish with subtitles in English.

About the Filmmaker

Tony Romero is a director, producer, and writer trained in the school of Cuban cinema. For twenty years he has dedicated his work to film and television--collaborating with producers in Cuba, Haiti, Japan and Spain. Mr. Romero has taught courses, developed workshops, coordinated conferences and presented his work in the education, film, and cultural spaces of Spain, Morocco, Equatorial Guinea and the United States (among others). Romero continues to develop his work through collaboration by teaching at universities and other places of learning in Spain and other parts of the world.

Tony Romero is a member of the National Union of Writers Artists of Cuba (UNEAC) and the General Society of Authors and Editors (SGAE). Mr. Romero currently works for the Spanish film production company, TR Movies, and has led the company for fifteen years as director, producer, and screenwriter.

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