Chez Jolie Coiffure

POV Season 33
  • Feature Film
  • 2020
  • 60 Mins

Sabine is a charismatic, larger-than-life personality crammed into a tiny shop in the immigrant Brussels district of Matonge. Here, she and her employees style extensions and glue on lashes while sharing rumors about government programs to legalize migrants and talking about life back home in Cameroon.

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Film Credits

  • Rosine Mbakam Director/Producer

Critical Acclaim

An original filmmaker of exquisite sensibility; one of the foremost filmmakers of creative nonfiction working right now.

Richard Brody, The New Yorker

Intense vulnerability makes the film emotionally gripping; the contrast between a public storefront and intimate confessions makes it engrossing... Chez Jolie Coiffure unequivocally extracts a powerful sense of empathy—and urgency.

Lucy Shanker, Vox Magazine