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My White Baby
My White Baby
8.0
/10
303 Ratings

Synopsis

This lyrical portrait of hair salons in Kumasi, Ghana depicts the tangled legacy of European colonialism in Africa as evoked through a series of vignettes, set against a child’s story of migrating from Ghana to the United States.

Our take

Set in a funk-rich sound world, Akosua Adoma Owusu’s rhythmic collage inspects the roots of Eurocentric beauty images through its rollicking, freeze-framed tour of Ghanaian salons, as children play with white dolls. A powerfully pointed look at the cross-hairs of style and colonialism.

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