8th - 14th March 2018

Beautiful Hair – مو زیبا

Amireh Rezaei-Kamalabad - 2017 United States - 4:00

Over my bathroom sink, as I dragged the razor across my hand, watching hairs slowly dissipate, I felt embarrassed. Admitting to shaving your hands is something women either do not experience and chose not to admit. But as I continued, I began to view myself as involved in a sort of personal performance.

Since grooming is not often witnessed by others, I decided to make a private and embarrassing act, public. Sometimes I feel the need to justify my body hair, to explain that I am Iranian and that is why my hair is so thick and so dark. This is an aspect of myself I often try to hide, but through this film I openly acknowledge it.

Director: Amireh Rezaei-Kamalabad

Amireh Rezaei-Kamalabad is a 17 year-old Aquarius exploring how to learn. At the start of the 2016-2017 school year, otherwise her junior year of high school, she became a pioneer in her own education by deciding to independently homeschool herself.
As a self-directed learner, Amireh explores the intersection of art, science, and history. She utilizes various mediums to document her work; including illustration, writing, and film. Through her education, Amireh aspires to develop a deeper understanding of herself and her surroundings.