DiAna’s Hair Ego REMIX

DiAna’s Hair Ego REMIX photo

Produced in 2017
Length: 8 minutes

Commissioned for Day With(Out)Art 2017, Visual AIDS.

View it here: https://vimeo.com/245608251

Cheryl Dunye and Ellen Spiro, directors.

Screened at Whitney Museum, Schomburg Center, nationally and internationally.

In 1989, Ellen Spiro directed the short film, DiAna’s Hair Ego: AIDS Info Up Front, which documents the AIDS education and prevention efforts of two black women in Columbia, South Carolina—cosmetologist DiAna DiAna, and public health educator Dr. Bambi Gaddist. The film focuses on their grassroots activism, based in DiAna’s hair salon, DiAna’s Hair Ego.

In 2017, for Visual AIDS’ Day With(out) Art ALTERNATE ENDINGS, RADICAL BEGINNINGS, Spiro and fellow feminist filmmaker Cheryl Dunye (The Watermelon Woman; Stranger Inside), created a follow-up short film, titled DiAna’s Hair Ego REMIX, which revisited DiAna DiAna and Bambi Gaddist at DiAna’s Hair Ego salon thirty years later.

Find it on ArtForum.

Genre: Short Film 
Topics: AIDS |  Documentary |  Feminist Media |  Film/Video Production |  Highlight |  Works from 2017 | 

Alexandra Juhasz