Watch Oscar-nominated animated short Hair Love

Written, produced, and directed by first-time Oscar nominee Matthew A. Cherry, Hair Love is a 6-minute short that sees a father attempting to style his daughters hair for the first time. Funded by a Kickstarter campaign, it was also adapted into a children's book, and at heart works as an ode to embracing the beauty of natural hair. Jordan Peele is a big fan of the story, saying: "I love that Hair Love is highlighting the relationship between a Black father and daughter. Matthew leads the ranks of new creatives who are telling unique stories of the Black experience. We need this." Hair Love has already been shown in US cinemas, having been attached to Angry Birds 2 back in August of last year. Watch it in full above.

Hair Love, an Oscar-nominated animated short film from Matthew A. Cherry, tells the heartfelt story of an African American father learning to do his daughter’s hair for the first time.

If you like this short and watch to check out more, head over here as we continue to add the shorts nominated at this year's Oscars. Some of these may disappear offline before they arrive in US cinemas, TV channels and online sites, so take the opportunity to watch them while you can.


Hair Love (2019)
Dir: Bruce W. Smith, Everett Downing Jr., Matthew A. Cherry | Cast: Issa Rae | Writer: Matthew A. Cherry

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