Alyscia Cunningham’s powerful new film tells the inspirational stories of females who experienced hair loss due to a health-related condition.
SILVER SPRING, MARYLAND—Filmmaker Alyscia Cunningham’s empowering documentary, I Am More Than My Hair won the “Best Documentary Short” award at the Through Women’s Eyes (TWE) International Film Festival 2020. The award-winning documentary features inspirational stories of females who have experienced hair loss and how it has affected their sense of self in a world where one’s hair is an integral part of traditional beauty standards.
“I am honored for my short film to be recognized by TWE,” said Cunningham. “I hope audiences nationwide view my film—from women personally affected by hair loss to those in the beauty industry who can work to change conservative standards of beauty.”
The TWE International Film Festival took place March 6-8, 2020, in Sarasota, Florida. The festival presents the best in ground-breaking films by or about women from around the world. Proceeds from TWE benefit the UN Women USA Gulf Coast Chapter (GCC).
To learn more about the filmmaker and her latest project, visit: http://www.alyscia.com/.
ABOUT ALYSCIA CUNNINGHAM: Based in Silver Spring, Maryland, Alyscia Cunningham is an entrepreneur, author, speaker, filmmaker and photographer with contributions to National Geographic, Discovery Channel, America Online and the Smithsonian Institution. After the success of Cunningham’s first book, Feminine Transitions: A Photography Celebration of Natural Beauty, she continues her contribution to social change with her new book and documentary film, I Am More Than My Hair.
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