A Short Film by Naseeba Bagalaaliwo

Scalp Deep


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Animated Short   |  6 min 41 sec  |  2020 |  HD

Hair and constructions of identity are often deeply intertwined. Influenced by the intersections of African hair, femininity and personal identity, "Scalp Deep" captures the struggles of a young African woman as she navigates the reactions and expectations of others after she decides to commit to a new look.

Directed by: Naseeba Bagalaaliwo

Audio language: English        
Subtitles language: English

About the Directress

Naseeba is an emerging filmmaker from Uganda. Scalp Deep is her first animated short film and was made with the support of a grant from the Goethe Institute in Uganda. Naseeba is passionate about representation in media and telling impactful yet entertaining stories that don’t shy away from the unique experiences of African women. She is the founder of KELELE a creative directory for female and nonbinary filmmakers in East Africa. Naseeba is a graduate of Durham University and an alumna of the Africa Kommt! Fellowship for Young Leaders from sub-Saharan Africa.