The Beauty Academy of Kabul

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Overview

A team of women attempts to bring a vital part of the American way of life to war-torn Afghanistan in this documentary. Sponsored by U.S.-based manufacturers of hair-care products and cosmetics, a group of American volunteers traveled to Afghanistan to start the nation's first Western-styled school of cosmetology after the collapse of the Taliban. Eager to offer Afghan women a different way of looking at themselves and others, the friendly but often gregarious Americans occasionally find themselves at odds with ...
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Overview

A team of women attempts to bring a vital part of the American way of life to war-torn Afghanistan in this documentary. Sponsored by U.S.-based manufacturers of hair-care products and cosmetics, a group of American volunteers traveled to Afghanistan to start the nation's first Western-styled school of cosmetology after the collapse of the Taliban. Eager to offer Afghan women a different way of looking at themselves and others, the friendly but often gregarious Americans occasionally find themselves at odds with their Afghan students, who still possess deeply ingrained notions of modesty and gender inequality as they learn to style hair and apply makeup as they do in the West. The Beauty Academy of Kabul was shown in competition at the 2004 Tribeca Film Festival.
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Special Features

Filmmaker post screening Q&A; Deleted scenes; Resource guide; Filmmaker biography; Interactive menus; Scene selection
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 12/19/2006
  • UPC: 767685983034
  • Original Release: 2004
  • Rating:

  • Source: Docurama
  • Language: English
  • Time: 1:14:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 73,219

Cast & Crew

Technical Credits
Liz Mermin Director, Editor, Producer
Nick Fraser Executive Producer
Lynda Hall Cinematographer
Shari Levine Executive Producer
Nigel Noble Producer
Anna Reike Sound/Sound Designer
Stephen Reverand Executive Producer
Anna Rieke Sound/Sound Designer
Linda Saetre Executive Producer
Marcella Steingart Associate Producer
Ahmad Zahir Score Composer
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Beauty Academy of Kabul
1. Years of Conflict [5:17]
2. Opening Day [10:43]
3. Mannequin Heads Arrive [4:40]
4. Quick Learners [5:04]
5. Nafisa & Hanifa [7:38]
6. The Question of Marriage [6:22]
7. Get Out of the Rut [7:13]
8. Settlers & Pioneers [6:30]
9. Final Evaluations [6:46]
10. Nazira [5:18]
11. The "Clinic" & Graduation [7:01]
12. Credits [1:12]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Beauty Academy of Kabul
   Play
   Scenes
   Extras
      Filmmaker Post Screening Q&A
      Deleted Scenes
         Play All
         Crazy Idea?
         How & Why
         Anisa
         Debbie
         Noor
         Patricia
         Shaima
         Sheila
         Sima
         Terri
         Interview With Anna Wintour
         Sabara
         Hanifa Goes Shopping
         Hanifa Picks up Her Kids From School
         Vogue Photo Shoot
         Fauzia Gets a Perm & Terri Gets Stung
         Group Photo
         Palwasha Interrogations
      Filmmaker Biography
      Resource Guide
      About Docurama
         Credits
         Trailers
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         Andy Goldsworthy: Rivers and Tides
         The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill
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  • Anonymous

    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!

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