Why Are Community-Based Organisations Needed?
Ubuntu Film Club
Ubuntu Film Club in conversation with Good Hair Day.
Ubuntu Film Club is a collective from Helsinki that organises monthly film screenings and panel discussions.
Ubuntu Film Club interviews Good Hair Day Collective
Ubuntu Film Club (Alice Mutoni, Rewina Teklai, Fiona Musanga) in conversation with Good Hair Day (Saida Mäki-Penttilä, Paloma Sandberg, Akunna Onwen) about why community-based organisations are needed?
Videography and Photos by Sam Boateng
Good Hair Day is an antiracist movement that works towards the wellbeing of AfroFinns. Good Hair Day is a collective, community and event celebrating AfroFinns & afro hair through hope and joy.
Sam Boateng was born and raised in Italy by Ghanaian parents, and is deeply connected to both African and Italian roots. Sam moved to Finland in 2016 to start a new chapter in his life and to challenge himself in a new way. He has two major passions: sharing love and happiness through food and through pictures and videos as a Photographer/ Videographer.
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