Nadine Valcin

Born in Montreal and now based in Toronto, Nadine Valcin fell in love with cinema after earning a degree in architecture at McGill University. For the past fifteen she has written, directed and produced television programs and magazines. She directed the award-winning documentary Black, Bold and Beautiful (1999) as well as Une école sans frontières (A School without Borders - 2008). She is now focusing on fiction. She directed the historical short Fire and Fury as well as the National Screen Institute Drama Prize winner In Between/Entre deux. She is currently developing two feature film scripts with funding from Telefilm Canada, the drama Trajectoires and the kids’ comedy Les Malheurs de Sophie Lachance (Lucky Lucy). She shot the bilingual short drama Ripples/Dérive in the summer of 2013. (8/14)

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Black, Bold and Beautiful: Black Women's Hair


A film by Nadine Valcin, 1999, 40 min, Color

Afros, braids or corn rows--hairstyles have always carried a social message, and few issues cause as many battles between black parents and their daughters. To "relax" one's hair into straight tresses or to leave it "natural" inevitably raises questions of conformity and rebellion, pride and identity. Today, trend-setting teens happily reinvent themselves on a daily…

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