Part of the Baobab Award Shorts programme

Saturday 7 November  | 14:00 | Rich Mix


Dir. Ethosheia Hylton

UK. 2020. 15 mins.

English with English subtitles.

This is a beautiful coming-of-age story woven around the politics of hair and identity. At its centre is Dolapo, a young British, black woman who must make choices about her hair and name, in order to fit into a mainstream workforce. But how much of herself must she leave behind… 

Film Africa 2020 Baobab Award for Short Best Short Film

The Baobab Award for Best Short Film exists to recognise and support African filmmaking and to enhance the visibility of emerging new voices. The Award consists of a £1,000 cash prize awarded by a jury of filmmakers and industry professionals. 

Ethosheia Hylton Headshot

Ethosheia Hylton

Ethosheia Hylton is known for her work on In the Silence (2019), Brixton Rock (2018), Lia (2015), Cutting Edge (2014) Small World (2013), Sistas with Locs and Ackee & Saltfish which have won numerous awards and screenings. Ethosheia is the first ever UK winner of the European Academy Gold Fellowship For Women (2018).