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The Beauty Academy of Kabul

This documentary follows a group of American women (some of whom emigrated from Afghanistan in the early '80s) back to the Asian nation's capital city of Kabul, where they are on a mission to set up a Western-style beauty school. There are amusing flashes of vanity when several of the women express the idea that a good hairdo can solve all the world's problems. But, over time, the film's inspirational aims wear away at viewers, driving home the idea that maybe a little self-confidence and a marketable skill really will make a world of difference to a group of repressed women who, until a few years ago, could have been thrown in jail for wearing lipstick. In English and Persian with English subtitles. 74 minutes Unrated.