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      inside brazil's favelas and the rise of the new afro hair movement

      In i-D’s latest series of Beyond Beauty, tattoo artist and activist Grace Neutral is back exploring individual expressions of beauty. This time Grace travels to São Paulo, Brazil to explore the disparity between the overriding mainstream beauty standards the marginalised underground scene rebelling against them. In the second episode, our favourite tattoo-covered alien princess meets a brave new generation of young black women challenging racial discrimination - redefining the city's beauty ideals through the Afro Hair Movement and reclaiming their cultural identity. From a former beauty queen who was stripped of her crown for being too dark skinned to exploring a range of creatives changing the cultural landscape in the favelas - Grace discovers the women expressing individual beauty.

      Topics:watch, videos, documentaries, i-docs, grace neutral, beyond beauty, brazil, beauty, body image, nick walters, sao paolo, afro hair movement

      Credits

      Director Nick Walters

      Producer Declan Higgins

      Global Executive Producers Eloise King, Ravi Amaratunga

      Local Producer Pauline Gras
      Associate Producer Kate Villevoye
      Researcher Regina Lemaire-Costa

      Director of Photography Tom Seal
      Sound Recordist Marcus Caparelli
      Editor Paul Frankl
      Colourist Nick Walters
      Sound Mix Guy Chase

      Production Manager Lauran Clark
      Production Coordinator Laura Carter

      Music LAY, 5Pra1, Josbi, Jingle Punks

      Commercial Creative Director Bunny Kinney
      Head of Production Bree Horn
      Vice Brazil Roberta Cunha
      Associate Producer Tom Ivin
      Researcher Stephen Isaac-Wilson
      Junior Researcher Lily Rose Thomas

      Head of Post Production Daniel Elias
      Post Production Manager Tom Lynch
      Post Production Administrator Laura Davidson
      Post Production Coordinator Regina Lemaire-Costa
      Translator Sara Galvao

      Music Supervisor Alex Benge
      Rights & Clearances Cristina Lombardo

      Studio Manager Polly Williams
      Motion Graphics Director Steve Gurr
      Junior Designer Rebecca Hopkins

      Special Thanks Catsu Collective, Biju Belinky, Thais Mendes @ Squad Models, Rita Lobo, Gaia Lutz, Marie Joelle Declercq

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