the ritual to beauty

Nominated for

Best Experimental Documentary

Directed by

Shenny De Los Angeles & Maria Marrone

14' • United States • 2020

English, Spanish

Three generations of Dominican women explore their relationship to relaxing their hair. By conjuring the magic of water and the power of her ancestors, a daughter uses spoken word poetry as an incantation to break the generational curse that has blocked the women in her family from locating where joy lives inside the body.