The Calgary Journal
The Calgary Journal

Voices

The neighbourhood of Inglewood-Ramsay has recently seen a boom of microbreweries.
On Aug. 15, 2012, Pardeep Singh Kaleka and his children were getting ready to leave for the Sikh Temple in Oak Creek, Wis.

On this particular day, Kaleka was running late.

It was just a regular shift for Andreena Hill, a server in Calgary. Yet this ‘regular’ shift consisted of continual sexual harassment from her male manager. For months, Hill’s manager messaged her daily, pressuring her to sleep with him. Hill felt powerless because he would threaten to fire her if she didn’t comply.

y documentary, Black Hair, started as a class project for journalism school but it quickly turned into a passion project. I became obsessed with creating a film that truly captured the emotional, psychological and social effects that came with having afro-textured hair.

I wanted to tell more than just a story, I wanted to shed light on a painful reality that doesn't get talked about.