Seven year old, Zuri, attempts to style her think, kinky hair while watching an instructional video, narrated by her mother. Stephen, her father, attempts to help her style her hair. The two of them enter the hospital to see Zuri's mother wearing a scarf and sitting in a wheelchair. She removes the scarf, and we see that she is bald, a side effect of chemotherapy.
Winner of the Academy Award for Best Short Film (Animated) at the 92nd Academy Awards
Winner of the Black Reel Awards for Outstanding Independent Short Film
Matthew A. Cherry's Website
Website Emphasis on Hair Love
Oscar Winning Short Film of Hair Love
A seven minute animated short film of a father, Stephen, his daughter, Zuri, and her hair.
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