April 21 – 30, 2022

Mahalia Melts in the Rain


Mahalia, a timid nine-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.

This work screens as part of the Narrative Shorts 2 block of short films

  • year 2018
  • rating MT
  • runtime 12
  • director Emilie Mannering, Carmine Pierre-Dufour
  • country Canada
  • Genre Short
  • Programs Narrative Shorts 2Shorts