Inspirational Documentary By Talented, Silver Spring Native Debuts At The 2020 TWE Film Festival
Filmmaker Alyscia Cunningham's powerful new film, "I Am More Than My Hair", has been awarded an Official Selection and will screen at the highly coveted film festival.
By: AC Media
"I feel honored that TWE judges selected my film as an Official Selection. This is my first film and the very first film festival that I'm attending as a filmmaker," Cunningham said. "I couldn't have thought of a better festival to share the stories of the women in my film."
Now in its 21st year, Through Women's Eyes International Film Festival is an international film festival offering films with a focus on international women's issues, stories, and lives as well as films on any topic by women filmmakers. Cunningham believes her documentary is a perfect fit for the film festival.
"I believe my film resonated with this particular film festival because it fits the title 'Through Women's Eyes' so perfectly," she said. "I captured personal stories of the females in I Am More Than My Hair (https://vimeo.com/
Cunningham's I Am More Than My Hair is an inspirational film that tells the stories of several brave women living with a health-related condition that caused alopecia, a common autoimmune condition in which hair follicles are damaged by a misguided immune system. The filmmaker hopes her documentary changes the way society views female hair loss.
"I hope that viewers gain an understanding of alopecia (the partial or complete loss of hair). It's important to know that although a woman may lose her hair due to cancer treatment, it's not necessarily always the case," she stressed. "I also hope that viewers see beauty differently and not as what we've been taught to believe as a beauty standard."
Along with gearing up for the film festival, Cunningham has launched fundraising efforts to prepare I Am More Than My Hair for presentations that are accessible for people with sight and hearing disabilities. To support her efforts, tax-deductible donations can be made via the filmmaker's fiscal sponsor, Docs In Progress - www.docsinprogress.org/
To learn more about the filmmaker's latest project, visit: www.alyscia.com