‘We take care of our daughters’: NC father says Oscar-winning short film ‘Hair Love’ spoke to him

‘We take care of our daughters’: NC father says Oscar-winning short film ‘Hair Love’ spoke to him
(WTVD)

DURHAM, N.C. — An Oscar-winning short film is getting a lot of love. It’s called “Hair Love,” and it’s about a black father who struggles at first but eventually succeeds in styling his daughter’s hair.

A father and daughter in Durham said the short film spoke to them.

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“It’s just me and her, and I gotta get this hair done before we go to school. Whoever said these brushes were pain-free never dealt with a 5-year-old,” said Michael Scott.

Scott said he learned to do a few hairstyles by watching his sisters and nieces. He said he’s proud of the movie’s recognition and the message it sends to black fathers around the world.

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“We take care of our daughters. More of, in the sense of going to work and paying bills,” said Scott.

The director of “Hair Love," Matthew Cherry, is a former NFL player, who signed with the Carolina Panthers practice squad in 2006.

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