The well received South African short, Hair That Moves is now on Amazon prime after being acquired by Gravitas Ventures. The film about a young black girl from the township who attends a private school in the northern suburbs and has a fascination of turning her short stubborn afro into wavy locks was part of the Focus Features Africa First programme.
The film was made in conjunction with Focus Features, a division of NBCUniversal and the National Film and Video Foundation and has since screened at various film festivals including the San Antonio International Film Festival, The FiSahara Film Festival in San Sebastian and recently the Zanzibar International Film Festival’s 20th Anniversary edition.
“It’s exciting to be on Amazon Prime. Short films sometimes just kind of disappear once they are done on the festival circuit so this is a really a great opportunity.” says Writer-director, Yolanda Keabetswe Mogatusi.
Hair That Moves heads to the Caribbean in July for the Africa Film Trinidad and Tobago film festival. The short is currently being developed into a feature film.