Festival international du
court métrage au saguenay


Mahalia, a timid 9-year-old black girl, feels different from the other girls in her ballet class. Hoping to boost her confidence, her mother brings her to the hair salon to get her hair straightened for the very first time.

Producteur :
Colonelle films
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Music :Strange Froots

Sound designer :Sylvain Bellemare and Guillaume Daoust

Screenplay :Carmine Pierre-Dufour

Cast :Kaiyonni Banton-Renner and Sagine Sémajuste

Editing :Myriam Magassouba

Cinematographer :Olivier Gossot

  • Emilie Mannering

    Emilie’s first short film STAR won several national and international awards. She then directed the feminist web series Les Brutes and co-directed her second short film Mahalia Melts In the Rain. She is currently working on writing her first feature film, Tous mes premiers amours.

  • Carmine Pierre-Dufour

    After completing a master’s degree in Television, Radio, and Film at Syracuse University, Carmine Pierre-Dufour secured an internship at Focus Features in Los Angeles. Perfectly bilingual, she adapted episodes of Web Therapy for TV5 Québec. She also wrote and co-directed the short film Mahalia Melts in the Rain.

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