Filmmaker: Ava Wiland
Runtime: 6 minutes
Beauty In Transition tells the story of multimedia artist Jody Wood, who drives a mobile beauty salon around New York City providing cosmetic services to people in homeless shelters. Outfitted from an old ice cream truck, the salon on wheels offers free treatments such as hair wash, cut, and color from a team of volunteer stylists. Ultimately, Wood aims to challenge the stigmatizing label of “homeless” by allowing participants to feel dignified by their physical appearances. The truck has previously operated in Philadelphia, Denver, and Lawrence, Kansas.
About The Filmmaker
RAVA is a tightly knit (and wedded) producer / director team composed of Rafael Salazar & Ava Wiland. They create documentaries, films and branded content for ourselves and on assignment for the infinitely vast world of the World Wide Web. Their work strives to shine light on real people and experiences through distinct and thought provoking storytelling. Since RAVA’s start (circa 2011 in Brooklyn, NY) they have produced dozens of arts-related content and original programming for leading institutions, cultural organizations and companies in the world of the arts, culture, entertainment and beyond.