Film screening: Chez Jolie Coiffure

The Deep End
21 Nithsdale Street, Glasgow, G41 2PZ, United Kingdom
Age: 12+
Fully accessible venue
Facilities: seating, toilets, wheelchair accessible toilet, refreshments
Community Celebration Film Talk/Workshop

Join us in celebrating the importance of wellbeing and collective conversation around migrant justice in Scotland: refreshments will be available before the film, and after the screening we will come together for an informal conversation, complemented by hand / shoulder massages and hair care demonstrations.

This event is free to attend but booking is required. We will have childcare available, so if you are bringing children please book the correct number of childcare tickets!

Film Synopsis: Chez Jolie Coiffure

Director: Rosine Mbakam

Countries of production: Belgium

Year: 2018

Length: 70 min

Language: French with English subtitles Age: 12+ years

Sabine is a Cameroonian hairdresser who runs a small salon, Jolie Coiffure, in the Matonge district of Brussels. Despite having been in Belgium for almost a decade, she is still awaiting a decision on her asylum application. This intimate portrait captures Sabine’s daily life at the salon, perfecting her craft whilst whiling away time talking and laughing with an eclectic cast of customers and visitors, many of whom also harbour the same fears about deportation. Shot entirely within the confines of the salon, Mbakam’s engaged, attentive camera reveals the reality of life in this little known corner of the city.