December 2008 - This short movie gives
sights and sounds to a conflict and dilemma
that is not really there, either...
dreadlocks a hairstyle, is it just for a
specific race or religion? Is Dread Rasta,
is Rasta Dread?
In this 21st
century, it seems like "everyone"
wears dreadlocks. From Rastafari elders in
Jamaica, to reports of even neo-nazi's
wearing their hair uncombed. A thing which
has the interest of just about everyone even
remotely interested in Rastafari and Reggae
Culture, that's for sure.
are the dreads in this time, anyway? This
short movie takes us to the UK, where we'll
find a group of white kids being interviewed
as they sit on a barber chair. Not much
spirituality, not much Rastafari, not much
of anything but cosmetic reasons drove them
to stop combing their hair or even going to
the barber to get "dreadlocks".
this is kind of offensive to those who know
themselves to be dreadlocks based on
spiritual reasons, Rastafari reasons. We see
them too, in the video. Some will admit they
started to grow dreadlocks because of
cosmetic reasons, others will talk about the
difference between being a Dread and being a
militant Mad Professor Dub plays in the back
ground and we move towards the end of the
ten minutes, the frustration has become
clear. In the very last minute, we see the
ultimate answer to this phenomena where
dreadlocks have become the fashion of people
who have nothing to do with any form of