The Beauty Academy of Kabul - Set the Trend
Posted on: March 23, 2006
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An American teacher chides her Afghan students for not wearing enough makeup.
After the Taliban's fall, a group of American beauticians take their curling irons to Afghanistan to open the country's first beauty school. The tale balances the culturally imperialist potential of such an American venture, and mixes it with candid portraits of Afghan woman trying to overcome their oppressive surroundings.