As part of Black History Month, there'll be three screenings of lively documentary Afro Saxons which follows four London hair salons as they compete to win the prestigious Black Beauty and Hair Awards. The film charts the ups and downs of the competition itself — which favours wild and avant-garde hair styles — as well as the lives of the ambitious entrepreneurs such as Thai couple, George and Apple Kosit, who run a salon in Peckham.
The 2008 documentary was made by Chocolate Films' Rachel Wang and Mark Currie who have since gone on to create the 1000 Londoners project that charts the unsung lives of many quietly extraordinary people living in the capital.
The three screenings of Afro Saxons are part of BFI’s Britain On Film season. You can catch it at the Tricycle Cinema on 18 October at 3pm, PeckhamPlex Cinema on 21 October at 8.30pm or Regent Street Cinema on 22 October at 6.30pm.