When Cherry received his award, he dedicated his book to the late Kobe Bryant.

Hair Love, voiced by Issa Rae, follows an African-American father’s first attempt to do his daughter’s hair. Read more. won in 2018 for Best Animated Short for "Dear Basketball," which was based on a poem he wrote. https://t.co/No6n9clmYQ pic.twitter.com/SnNZTd7rE6. We want to hear from you!

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This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged. The idea for the project came from Matthew’s desire to promote hair love among young people of color, and to push back against the absent black father stereotype and the lack of black representation in mainstream animated films. Vashti Harrison is the author-illustrator of the New York Times bestselling picture book Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History , which is also a NAACP Image Award winner.

“There’s a very important issue that’s out there; it’s the Crown Act,” Cherry said. Like Cherry’s features 9 Rides and The Last Fall, Hair Love originated with a Kickstarter campaign in 2017.

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Report abuse. Hair Love is the third Kickstarted film to take home an Oscar, and 2020 marks the tenth consecutive year that a Kickstarter-funded project has been nominated for an Academy Award.

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Tonight, another former professional athlete who segued to an entertainment career, former NFL player Matthew A. Cherry, accepted the Best Animated Short Film Oscar for a personal project, Hair Love. It quickly went viral. It went viral, and he has a "Hair Love" children's book with illustrations by Vashti Harrison.

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After a brief stint in television as a production coordinator, she is now a freelance graphic designer and a picture-book illustrator. Last summer, California became the first state to ban discrimination against black students and employees over their natural hairstyles. Formats Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi, doc Total Reads - Total Downloads - File Size EPUB Hair Love By Matthew A. Cherry, Vashti Harrison PDF Download. On the morning of the awards ceremony, Matthew wrote to his backers: I just wanted to take the time this morning to thank each and everyone one of you for supporting and believing in Hair Love as early as you did. It stems from Cherry’s desire to promote hair love among young people of color. He launched a Kickstarter campaign in 2017 to get the film made. With Issa Rae. Filmmarker Matthew Cherry of "Hair Love" last year in Culver City, California.

We’ve had each other’s backs since. "Looking forward to meeting him.".

Cherry's film follows a black father who is attempting to do his daughter's hair for the first time. In his speech, Cherry dedicated the award to Bryant, who died tragically two weeks ago. Tonight the Kickstarter-funded short Hair Love won the Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film. The senior at Barbers Hill High School in Mont Belvieu, Texas, made national headlines a couple of weeks ago when he was told by school officials that he wouldn’t be able to walk at his graduation if he didn’t cut his dreadlocks.

Now, he directs music videos and short films, including "Hair Love," the animated short film on which this book is based. His win feels like what it must feel like to walk on clouds.

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It won an Oscar for being the best animated short film. ", Vashti Harrison earned her MFA in Film/Video from CalArts and BA from the University of Virginia. BOOKSTR’S EMAIL NEWSLETTER.

With Issa Rae. Kat. Added Hair Love producer Karen Rupert Toliver, who accepted the award with Cherry, “It was a labor of love, and it was because we have a firm belief that representation matters deeply. Here it is: Subscribe to Deadline Breaking News Alerts and keep your inbox happy.

Hair Love, voiced by Issa Rae, follows an African-American father’s first attempt to do his daughter’s hair. And even though hair is just hair to some, to many its so much more than that.

Tender and empowering, Hair Love is an ode to loving your natural hair - and a celebration of daddies and daughters everywhere.

Tonight the Kickstarter-funded short Hair Love won the Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film. It went viral, and he has a "Hair Love" children's book with illustrations by Vashti Harrison. The project received sweeping national attention; by the end of the campaign in August 2017 4,981 backers had pledged $284,058 to successfully fund the film, almost quadrupling Matthew’s original goal of $75,000 and breaking the record for Kickstarted animated shorts. Added Hair Love producer Karen Rupert Toliver, who accepted the award with Cherry, “It was a labor of love, and it was because we have a firm belief that representation matters deeply. If you opt in above we use this information send related content, discounts and other special offers.

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Cherry also stated, “We wanted to normalize black hair.”. HAIR LOVE was shown some love at the 92nd Academy Awards! A father tries to do his daughter's hair for the first time. No way.



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