Beauty isn’t only defined by superficial means and can take on different interpretations from person to person. “Pretty” is a documentary-series where Opiah travels from country to country asking black women, “what is pretty?
“The driver of the whole documentary-series is me trying to either dispel or confirm the idea that beauty does in fact vary from country to country or even city to city,” said Opiah to The Huffington Post
Director Opiah asks each woman in the different episodes what they consider pretty, when they first became aware of their appearance and to share the prominent beauty ideals from their respective countries.
The docu-series has episodes in five countries, so far, with episodes in Casablanca and Tel Aviv coming soon, said Opiah. She has posted 16 episodes, each running about four to six minutes, from different women she’s interviewed in Milan, London and Paris on her YouTube channel.
“I’ve made it a point for each girl to at least do their intro in their native language just to show how diverse we are even within the black diaspora,” she said. “There’s so much diversity so that is my goal. I’m in it to expand our view of blackness.
Despite several of the women growing up in areas with small populations of black people, all of the women featured in the series have positive outlooks and messages to share about what black beauty truly means to them