Each year in February, Canada celebrates Black History Month, to commemorate and honour the contributions and achievements of Black people.
This year, the Canadian Cultural Centre and the Vues d’Afrique International Film Festival join forces to invite you to the online screening of the short film Nancy’s Workshop by 🇨🇦🇸🇳 director Aïcha Diop (2021 Short Film Award – Regards d’ici Section at the Vues d’Afrique Festival).
The screening will be followed by a live conversation with Aïcha Diop & Nancy Falaise.
One Sunday a month, Nancy Falaise closes the doors of her hairdressing salon to host an inspiring workshop for young Black girls. Using her knowledge and experience, she teaches them how to take care of their hair. With combs and advice, she gives them back their self-confidence: a personal mission that Nancy Falaise started after losing her hair to cancer. This difficult event allowed her to finally appreciate her soft and curly hair. Tune into this touching and invigorating story told by up-and-coming director Aïcha Diop.
Nancy’s Workshop won the Audience Award for Best Short Film at the Hot Docs 2020 Film Festival and received the Short Film Award – Regards d’ici Section at the 37th edition of the Vues d’Afrique International Film Festival.
Aïcha Diop is currently developing a docuseries based on her short film, as well as her first documentary, GAWLO.
Nancy’s Workshop, Aïcha Diop (2019)
19 min 41s
English – French with French Subtitles