My Nappy Roots: A Journey Through Black Hair-itage

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My Nappy Roots: A Journey Through Black Hair-itage
Directed by Regina Kimbell
Jay Bluemke
Produced by Regina Kimbell
Written by Brighton Kimbell
Jay Bluemke
Regina kimbell
Starring Cherrell
Kim Fields
Vivica A. Fox
Ed Gardner
Gary Gardner
Lalah Hathaway
Ella Joyce
Ananda Lewis
Tre Major
Elise Neal
Jeff Redd
Malcolm-Jamal Warner
Cinematography Regina Kimbell
Edited by Jay Bluemke
Release date
  • 2009 (2009)
Running time
78 minutes
Country United States
Language English

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[edit]

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.[1] While Kimbell sought to stop the wide release of Good Hair, a federal judge allowed Rock's film to be released as scheduled.[2]


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