Comedian Chris Rock is a sometimes bemused and sometimes befuddled anchor man for this
engaging documentary about African-Americans and the $9 billion hair industry. Rock
talks with men and women in quest to discover what "good hair" really means for the
black community. His interviewees include Al Sharpton and Maya Angelou. He travels to
beauty salons, industry trade shows and India, where straight black hair is harvested
from tonsure ceremonies at temples and shipped to Los Angeles to make weaves.
Rated PG-13 for language including sex and drug references.
This is a special presentation in conjunction with Shepherd University’s Common Reading
and Black History Month programs and co-sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Student
Post-film discussion led by Rebecca McPipe, member, Multicultural Leadership Team
at Shepherd University.
About the writer and narrator Chris Rock
Other background on the film
A selection of reviews of the film