|1BlessedNatural: Amandla Stenberg Big Chops for Role and Goes Blonde! (photo cred: Instagram)|
Where Hands Touch was directed by Amma Asante and focuses on biracial children during Nazi Germany. It is centered around the friendship that develops between George MacKay, a son's whose father was under Hitler's organization and Amandla Stenberg, a biracial girl. The film has been criticized by people who believe it's taking the focus away from the Holocaust.
In a post on social media, Asante said her intention was to show how biracial relationships were viewed during Nazi Germany. The director also said she wanted to put a spotlight on children of color during that time period. In a statement to IndieWire, Asante said,"My passion has been to shine a light on the existence of children of color who were born & raised under Hitler. Asante continued by saying," These children were also persecuted & my wish has been to explore how Black and Bi-racial identity was perceived & experienced under Nazi facist rule."
Stenberg was pleased with her decision to shave her head for the role. On Instagram she said, "I shaved my head for the role. I feel so aerodynamic now. I've achieved ultimate speed." Where Hands Touch is now in post-production.
|Amandla Stenberg before doing her Big Chop (photo cred: Instagram)|
I like Amandla Stenberg's new style. The fact that she did it for her role in the movie makes it very meaningful.
We see you, Amandla!
|Amandla Stenberg (photo cred: Instagram)|
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