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The Beauty Academy of Kabul - First Day

Posted on: March 23, 2006 | Views: 66 | Comment

An American beautician talks about her experience starting a school in Afghanistan.

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. 

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culture • hairdresser • imperialism • beauty • women • hair • school • salon • shampoo • afghan • Afghanistan • Taliban