A docufiction film directed by poet Julianknxx, Roots for a Crown explores and challenges a range of issues around locks – including the nature of hair, social issues, African-futurism, masculinity and history.

After the screening, Julianknxx will be in conversation with Haris Elliot and the musicians featured in the film, Thabo and Tawiah. The conversation will be centred around perception, hair and black diaspora identities.

About Julianknxx

Julianknxx is a poet, filmmaker and visual artist whose profile is on the rise thanks to recent commissions by Southbank Centre, The House of St Barnaba, Soho Radio and fans including musician Sampha.

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