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Inclusion Fellowship - Afro Latino Cohort includes LEGEND OF EL CUCUY, MARQUE DOS, PUNTA SALINA, SISTERS BY WATER, SUPA HAIR and URIE

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Saturday, June 3, 2023 TCL Chinese Theaters Auditorium 1 7:00 PM PDT BUY TICKETS

Supa Hair

Directed by Glenís Hunter

United States | 14 min | 2023

After her Mother's passing, a young Dominican girl and her sister move to Arizona where she discovers the hair she so deeply despises actually holds an ancient power.

After the death of her mother, Luna and her sister, Carmen move from Dominican Republic to Arizona to live with their estranged grandmother. There, Luna is confronted with bullying and her sister's cold shoulder. At this point, Luna has neglected her hair as a manifestation of her grief. One night, Luna decides to comb her hair with an old comb she found in the river in the Dominican Republic prior to her exit. Unbeknownst to her, the comb is actually part of her family lineage that activates a magic power that had been lost for decades. Her grandmother instantly recognizes the artifact and guides Luna through a animated ceremony that will help her reclaim the powers. In her ceremony state, Luna is taken through her ancestral history and a final goodbye from her mother that’ll forever change her life.
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Glenís Hunter is a New York actress, writer and filmmaker based in LA. She is of Dominican, Black and Native American(Shinnecock) descent. From a young age she discovered the performing arts as a way of freedom and self-expression. After graduating from the State University of New York at New Paltz with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and minor in Women Studies, she decided to pursue acting and writing full-time. She enjoys creating TV pilots and films that explore her culture and also speak to social oppression. In 2021 she was became a NAMA (Native American Media Alliance) TV Lab Fellow. There she developed her brand new TV pilot, The 1 which explores the lives of passengers on New York City’s 1 train. Glenís also enjoys theater and has starred in productions of Platanos and Collard Greens, Oleanna and Women of Manhattan, also including Spotlight Sketch Shows at UCB NY. She’s also appeared in dozens of ads for brands such as, Geico, Olly, Best Buy and McDonald’s. TV/Film credits include, ‘Woke’- an independent TV pilot that she wrote, produced and starred in. Woke premiered at LALIFF 2021 and several film festivals in 2019 including, LA Skins Fest, HBO New York Latino Film Festival, Miami Independent Film Festival, and Dominican Film Festival.
Type of Film Inclusion Fellowship
Country of Origin United States
Year Film Was Completed 2023
Runtime 14 min
Director Glenís Hunter
Created by Glenís Hunter
Written by Glenís Hunter
Cinematography Gary Jaquez
Edited by Jeff Osborne
Music by Chanell Crichlow
Sound Design Justin Joseph Hall
Art Direction Skye Prey
Main Cast Somali Rose, Luz Ozuna,Adargiza de Los Santos, Magda Rivera