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Posted October 1, 2010
A Great Look of Afghanistan You Don't Really See...
This documentary is a great look at a female community transforming itself after being lifted from an oppressive government that worked to keep women under wraps (literally) and out of the spotlight. The documentary, however, does focus mostly on the Western women who come to teach the Afghani students. The Americans come off as looking misinformed, but their good intentions ultimately make the documentary interesting. It would have been nice to see more from the Afghani women's point of view. A documentary that I enjoyed more, and felt like really showed the progress made by Afghani women and also the trials they face regarding beauty and fashion choices, was Afghan Star. I saw an advance screening and watching the two female contestants compete on television in the Afghani version of American Idol was very eye-opening in terms of how far women's right have come and also how far they still have to go. The Beauty Academy of Kabul is a great look, however, at the side of Afghanistan not covered on your local news. Check it out!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.