Pelo Malo (Bad Hair): A Rare Look Into Latin American Race Relations

I would love it if this piece would come to Atlanta, GA so i can see the full film.  I watched the series Black In Latin America and am interested in seeing this one as well. Click below to watch the trailer.

“Pelo Malo” means “bad hair” in Spanish. It’s a term that is commonly used in Latin America, and it’s also the title of a new Venezuelan film that tackles racism and homophobia.

Junior is a 9-year-old living in a poor neighborhood in Caracas. School is about to start, and he has to have his picture taken. Junior, like many Venezuelans, has European, indigenous and African ancestry, which gives him thick, tightly curled hair. He becomes obsessed with straightening it, trying everything from blow-drying to applying gobs of mayonnaise. That last attempt drives his mother, a struggling widow, insane; she threatens to “cortarle el pelo,” just cut all his hair off.

Click HERE to read more about the film.

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