‘Barber Shop Chronicles’ is now streaming for free

‘Barber Shop Chronicles’ is now streaming for free


The never-before-seen archive recording of Inua Ellams’ play filmed live on stage at London’s National Theatre will be available until 7pm (GMT) on Thursday 21 May 2020.

Directed by award-winning director Bijan Sheibani, Inua Ellams’ funny, insightful play detangles the nuances of black masculinity leaping from a barber shop in Peckham to Johannesburg, Harare, Kampala, Lagos and Accra over the course of a single day.

While the Barbershop movie series are classics and the relevance of the barbershop for black masculinity is duly celebrated in the USA, the manner in which black men in Europe and on the African continent experience these spaces is still largely unexplored.

Watch Barber Shop Chronicles.

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