The Beauty Academy of Kabul Poster

Release Date: 2004

DVD Release Date: December 19th, 2006

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 14 min

Plot Summary
With backing from American cosmetics industries, a group of stylists travels to post-Taliban Afghanistan to teach women about their hair and using makeup.

Director: Liz Mermin

Genres: Documentary

Production Co: Noble Enterprise

Ratings & Reviews

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  • Without editorializing, Mermin raises fascinating questions about the cultural impact of globalization, the allure of the West, and the troubled history of an ancient land. show more

  • This quirky documentary about a group of American hairdressers who establish exactly that shows that the power of hair salons should never be underestimated. show more

  • So laugh all you want at the proud haircutters of Beauty Without Borders - but don't underestimate what a basic cut and color can mean for a country's future. show more

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