Ilja Willems
Ilja Willems
Director

Hair Rebels

Hair Rebels is a feature documentary about women who impacted popular culture through their hair. Their statement haircuts became a trend or even a movement. The film traces the surprising role of hair in society; it focuses on authenticity by highlighting several game-changing haircuts of the last five decades, such as Grace Jones’ gender-defying Flat Top. One person links all these women, hairdos and eras together: a rebellious hairstylist who has been working with women’s hair for over 50 years, and still is. His unorthodox views and life story give the film an unexpected dimension, touching on gender, social convention and the transformational power of a haircut.

Team Partner
Maartje van Hoek
Producer / Production Details
Bureau NY
Country
Germany
Training Programme
Masterschool 2019