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THE FADE \ 50 mins \ United Kingdom, Jamaica & Ghana

An observational documentary that explores the lives of four barbers across the world. Following their weekly routines and adventures in Ghana, Jamaica, US and London, the film creates an emotive account of business and enterprise in the 21st Century through a unique brand of masculinity and brotherhood. Through the four main characters, we explore the cultural importance of barbering as an institution throughout marginalized communities. The Fade unravels what the profession really means to the four men and what inspires their desire to succeed. Closely looking at the similarities, the differences and how their location defines their outlook and ambition. Interweaving an international dialogue that aligns an image of a profession separated by location. The Fade is a revealing insight into a world behind a window of black men and the idiosyncratic nature, social importance and traditions of men in the hair business.

FESTIVALS/AWARDS

Austin Film Festival; Nashville Black Film Festival; Portsmouth Film Festival; San Francisco Black Film Festival; Afrika Eye Film Festival; Salem Festival Film Festival; British Urban Film Festival; East End Film Festival; Texas Black Film Festival; New Voices Film Festival

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Andy Mundy-Castle

Mundy-Castle has a degree in Media and Film from the University of East London. He also completed a Masters in Documentary at the prestigious Goldsmiths College, University of London. He was chosen as a mentor for Newcomers day at the Sheffield International Doc Fest in 2011. Producing his first feature film, now the multi award 'David is Dying' in 2010.

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