By Ann Brown
The breakthrough film “Hair Love” was just nominated for an Oscar for Best Animated Short. But did you know that the story of an African-American father and daughter bonding as he learns how to style her hair was fund through Kickstarter?
“This story was born out of seeing a lack of representation in mainstream animated projects, and also wanting to promote hair love amongst young men and women of color,” according to the film’s website.
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“Hair Love” was originally published as an illustrated book in May and was on The New York Times’ bestseller list. The film hit theaters in August. The film version was created by former NFL wide receiver Matthew A. Cherry, who now makes and produces films. He also recently executive produced the Click here to read entire article