The Beauty Academy of Kabul

The Beauty Academy of Kabul

The Beauty Academy of Kabul
Directed by Liz Mermin
74 mins. / USA / In English and Dari with English subtitles / 2004
 
This engaging documentary tracks a unique aid project: a beauty school set up by American hairdressers foraspiring hairdressers and beauticians in post-Taliban Afghanistan. The film offers a rare glimpse into Afghan women’s lives and documents the moving and sometimes hilarious clash of cultures as women with very different experiences come to learn about one another over lipstick and curling irons.
 
This screening is part of the Asia Society Summer Film Series 2012, for more information, please visit www.asiasociety.org/hksummerfilmseries2012
 
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Event Details

6 June 2012
7:30pm - 9:00pm

9 Justice Drive, Admiralty, Hong Kong

General HK$65; Asia Society Members/J.P. Morgan Staff/Full-time Students/Seniors (aged 60 or above) $50