“The Afro,” chronicles the history of afro-textured hair in America and gives the viewer a glimpse into how it is perceived and treated throughout the world.
DIRECTOR / PRODUCER
Natosha Morris is a filmmaker based in Silver Spring, Maryland. With a degree in Communication from the University of Michigan, and brief experience in television production and technical writing, she now works as corporate trainer in bi-county government. Her production credits include writing and producing a short instructional film for a women’s clinic in Detroit, and Hip-Hop jingles for TV commercials. In addition, she is a public speaker, hip-hop artist, and freelance voice over talent. Natosha has always been a fan of black hair culture and spent most of her time and money throughout life buying styling products and tools from the beauty supply stores in Detroit. She decided to abandon chemically treated tresses and embrace her afro-textured hair in the year 2001. Years later she pursued a lifelong dream of living abroad after accepting a guest English teaching position in South Korea. While working and living in South Korea she became aware of the challenges faced by women with afro-textured hair living abroad. She created the Facebook group, ‘Natural Beauty in South Korea’ to address styling and hair care challenges for women relocating to the area. A phone call from an old friend and filmmaker, Larry Simmons, whose credits include the horror film, “Locked in a Room,” prompted Natosha to use documentary film as a vehicle to explore the recent controversies surrounding afro-textured hair. She is looking forward to a career in filmmaking where she can share experiences and provoke conversations on topics that affect society.
Nat Morris is a TV producer and former television host. He is most famous for hosting the hit local TV dance show, “The Scene” which aired on Channel 62 WGPR Detroit between1975-1987. Nat Morris has extensive experience in writing creative content and producing television on a small budget. Nat also produced the hit local Hip Hop video shows, “Video Go Go” and “On the Move with Mr. Mal” airing in the mid to late 1990’s on Comcast Cable television leased access
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