Director: Dailian Adofo
Country: UK, 2014, 45Mins
Synopsis: ‘As It Grows’ is a film exploring how it feels to be a woman of African descent who wears out her hair naturally. The idea to make this film was borne from the mistreatment the US actress, Viola Davis, received at the 2012 Academy Awards for appearing on the red carpet wearing her natural hair. ‘As It Grows’ is an exchange of the experiences of four UK women and their hair journeys, the societal pressures and challenges they have overcome, and the positives experiences as a result.