Pelo Malo Review

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When a nine year-old Venezuelan boy becomes obsessed with straightening his 'bad hair' before his school photo deeply ingrained prejudices are revealed within his family.


A deceptively sharp insight into life on the margins. A feisty single mother battles a Venezuelan nine year-old's possessive grandmother for control of his personality, while he just wants his curly hair straightened before the school photo. Playful, perceptive and poignant, as well as highly entertaining.

An insightful examination of racism, homophobia and identity in Latin America.