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Television (Full Length) – 1993

Apemen, Barbie dolls, and hairy shoes ... as this documentary demonstrates, hair turns up everywhere — or not, as one man's poignant and matter-of-fact testimony to the horrors of losing it demonstrates. Hair's co-director, artist Judy Darragh, uses her fascination with all-things hirsute as a springboard for wit, thought-provoking theories, and some unusual artwork. She also phones Welsh author Elaine Morgan, who believes our ancestors lost much of their hair thanks to a semi-aquatic past. Producer Fiona Copland joins Darragh as co-director. 

This child will grow 37 feet of hair in her lifetime. She’ll spend 55,000 dollars cleaning, cutting, conditioning and removing it. And chances are, she still won’t be happy with it.
– Narrator Hal Weston

Key Cast & Crew

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Judy Darragh

Co-Director, Art Director, Subject

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Fiona Copland

Co-Director, Producer

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Stephanie Johnson


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Helen Bissett

Associate Producer

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Neill Duncan


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Donald Duncan


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NZ On Screen acknowledges the talent and creatives for allowing NZ On Screen to reproduce this title on this website
Made with funding from NZ On Air


Music composed by Neil Duncan
‘Your Hair’ written by Jon McLeary