This film, Sensational African Collection is about two African hair salons in Athens, Greece. After sharing different ideas and point of views on the theoretical and ethical questions of cultural appropriation, the film shifted focus to the aesthetics of the African hairstyles and the interaction between customers and their hairdressers. It explores the interrelations between individuals and the atmosphere in these female spaces; the film also shows one dimension of female labour migration in Athens. The film incorporated experimental shots and observations on the ordinary and daily lifestyles of women in the hair salons.
Fidelia S. Ametewee, is a Senior Research Assistant – Editing in the Media and Visual Arts Section of the Institute of African Studies, University of Ghana, with eight years experience as a professional video editor for several TV series and Documentaries. She has been working for the past six years on Photography and audiovisual documentation of all aspects of Ghanaian/African culture on field research works and conferences. She is now pursuing MA in Museum and Heritage Studies, University Of Ghana.
Camille Giraut completed in 2017 a master in anthropology and sociology of development at the IHEID in Geneva. She wrote her master thesis on the performances and discourses of women active on the funk stage in Rio de Janeiro; and it’s relation to afro feminism. She’s interested in gender, inequalities, postcolonial studies, identities.
Η Σοφία Πουλιά ολοκληρώνει τις σπουδές της στο Τμήμα Επικοινωνίας και ΜΜΕ του Πανεπιστημίου Αθηνών. Τα ακαδημαϊκά της ενδιαφέροντα αφορούν τις πολιτισμικές σπουδές και τις σπουδές κινηματογράφου. Μεταξύ άλλων, ενδιαφέρεται για τις μειονότητες, τα θέματα ταυτότητας, τα κοινωνικά κινήματα και τα φεμινιστικά ζητήματα.