Locks of Love: The Kindest Cut (2008)
Since 1997, the Locks of Love organization has provided hairpieces to financially disadvantaged children from around the country who have lost their hair from cancer treatments, alopecia, or other medical conditions. Every year, more than 100,000 people cut their hair and donate it to Locks of Love to be used in the production of these wigs. This film tells the stories of the people who donate their hair to the organization and of two children who are being helped by Locks of Love.
The children featured in this film, Amanda and Alexa, both lost their hair at a young age. Amanda, 12, suffers from alopecia areata, while Alexa, 16, has had three bouts of leukemia, but is currently in remission. The film also integrates selections from the hundreds of videos we have received from people who are cutting their hair to donate it to Locks of Love. The videos, which the donors have filmed themselves, show how people from all walks of life have been touched by the organization's mission and want to help in whatever way they can.
The film about Locks of Love is about the process by which the organization makes the hairpieces, but more importantly, it is about the lives that are touched by Locks of Love, from the people who donate their own hair to the children whose lives are changed through the generosity of the donors and Locks of Love. This film is about all of their stories, about how they have been brought together around a common goal, and about how Locks of Love has changed their lives.
Please visit Locks of Love for more information.