>Becoming ©2013

RT: 12:30 minutes

An experimental film documenting a first and a second haircut, Becoming (part one & part two) is inspired by the ancient ritual of a son’s first haircut at age three, the age when one relinquishes the gender neutrality of babyhood for boyhood and when self-control begins. Throughout history hair is a signal of strength on the part of the bearer or of the taker. Becoming is a meditation on the concept of power—the power of the child as an individual, both in balance and in collision, with parental power.

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