Not all hairs disap­pear into the sewer. We see a hair researcher, a bald young man, a hair ritual during a baptismal cere­mony and the hairs of a deceased which are kept as a memento.
In the begin­ning, a hair is stuck to the lens, dashing to and fro in the flick­ering projector light. Next, the camera zooms out from an extreme close-up of a drain full of hairs. But not all hairs disap­pear into the sewer or are stuck to the lens. Incor­po­rating a few short, consec­u­tive portraits, director Michiel Brongers tells us some­thing about the role human hair plays in our culture. A researcher puts hair into a test tube and under a micro­scope. A young man who lost his hair at the age of eight poses in front of a mirror. He shows what his wig looks like, but he does not need it anymore: he has come to accept his bald­ness. During a baptismal cere­mony filmed from above, wisps of hair are taken from the baby and its parents and, together with some wax, ritu­ally rolled into little balls. A woman visits a grave and shows a few hairs she cut off from the deceased to keep as a memento. Part of Every Picture Tells a Story.

Credits

Sound Design
Production company
IJswater Films
Distributor NL
Cinema Delicatessen

Title: EPTAS - Haar
Year: 2007
Duration : 10 minutes
Category: Short Documentary
Edition: NFF 2007

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