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Beauty Acadamy Of Kabul

Beauty Acadamy Of Kabul

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An arresting and optimistic portrait of post-Taliban Afghanistan, the theatrical film "The Beauty Academy of Kabul" captures the wonderfully odd circustances that bring Afghan and American women together in pursuit of physical beauty and much more. A quirky gaggle of Western hairstylists armed with blow driers and designer scissors improbably open a school to teach eager Afghan women the high art of fixing hair. Both humorous and subversive, the film offers poignant moments of culture clash between the Americans and Afghans and touching moments of feminine solidarity. Bonus material includes deleted scenes.

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An arresting and optimistic portrait of post-Taliban Afghanistan, the theatrical hit THE BEAUTY ACADEMY OF KABUL captures the wonderfully odd circumstances that bring Afghan and American women together in pursuit of physical beauty and much more. In this utterly unique film, a quirky gaggle of Western hairstylists, including Afghan-American women, armed with blow driers and designer scissors, improbably opens a school to teach eager Afghan women the high art of fixing hair. Torn by decades of war and oppression, the women of Kabul embrace perm rods and mascara with unbridled hope even as they candidly recall the horrors of burkas and bombs. Both humorous and slyly subversive, the film offers poignant moments of culture clash between the Americans and Afghans and touching moments of feminine solidarity. Eschewing the trivial, THE BEAUTY ACADEMY OF KABUL innovatively renders the odd story of international goodwill through hair care in exquisitely humane terms.

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