Love Languages is one of 7 films that won at the BIFA qualifying Wimbledon Shorts festival this year. The film, available on Netflix’s Still Watching YouTube platform, won Best Documentary.
Wimbledon Shorts is dedicated to showcasing new and innovative work in film and video from around the world.
Love Languages: Stories From A London Afro-Caribbean Barbershop
An Afro-Caribbean barbershop is so much more than just a place to get your hair cut. It’s a safe space for the black male community.
Love Languages is a nuanced documentation of these conversations. A portrayal of six men from differing generations and walks of life, as they discuss their experiences of love and loss through emotive introspection, whilst challenging perceptions of their identity and black masculinity. An Afro-Caribbean barbershop is so much more than just a place to get your hair cut. It’s a safe space for the black male community. An environment charged with boisterous hilarity and touching honesty in equal measure. With the barber’s chair acting as a makeshift therapist’s couch, it’s not unusual to find groups of men partaking in revealing and vulnerable conversations.
Directed by Jason Osborne
Produced by Precious Magaha
Cinematography by Olan Collardy