My Nappy Roots: A Journey Through Black Hair-itage
|My Nappy Roots: A Journey Through Black Hair-itage|
|Directed by||Regina Kimbell
|Produced by||Regina Kimbell|
|Written by||Brighton Kimbell
Vivica A. Fox
|Edited by||Jay Bluemke|
My Nappy Roots: A Journey Through Black Hair-itage is a 2008 American documentary film directed by Regina Kimbell.
The film explores the politics and history of African American hair and how the European ideal of beauty influenced black hair through modern history. It details the political and cultural influences that have dominated dialogue surrounding African and African American hairstyles from styling patterns and cultural trends to the business of black hair care industry.
Good Hair lawsuit
On Monday October 5, 2009, Kimbell filed a lawsuit in a Los Angeles court against Chris Rock Productions, HBO Films, and his documentary Good Hair as well as the film's American and international distributors. Kimbell charged that Rock's film is an illegal infringement of My Nappy Roots, which she claims she screened for Rock in 2007. While Kimbell sought to stop the wide release of Good Hair, a federal judge allowed Rock's film to be released as scheduled.
- Official website
- My Nappy Roots: A Journey Through Black Hair-itage on IMDb
- My Nappy Roots: A Journey Through Black Hair-itage at AllMovie
- Afro Glitz Magazine
- Thomas-Banks, Laquita (Nov 2009). "Regina Kimbell: the Lady Behind My Nappy Roots". Clutch.
- "My Nappy Roots: A Journey Through Black Hair-itage". New York Times. 2006.