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Beauty Is...

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Caroline King-Gadekah | By Toyin Agbetu for Ligali

  • 7.	Judith Jacob (Actress) and Olive Aleakwe Cooper (Beauty Is Producer) | By Toyin Agbetu for Ligali

    7. Judith Jacob (Actress) and Olive Aleakwe Cooper (Beauty Is Producer) | By Toyin Agbetu for Ligali

Synopsis

Beauty Is... the film by community educator and guerrilla film maker Toyin Agbetu asks ‘what is beauty?’ and examines the answer from a philosophical position through discussions on hair, skin shade, body image and character.
It's a serious, yet often humorous cross between Chris Rock's "Good Hair" and Bill Duke/D. Channsin Berry's "Dark Girls" documentaries with some sensitive Oprah styled interviews mixed in.
The film explores the risks posed by chemical straighteners and skin bleaching, it shares insights on conditions like Vitiligo and Alopecia whilst discussing the impact of biased media on children and personal relationships.
Backed by a global campaign to challenge governments and the pharmaceutical industry, this is edutainment that may just change your life. http://www.ligali.org/beautyis

Details

Year
2014
Type of film
Features
Running Time
122 mins 29 secs
Format
Digital
Director
Toyin Agbetu
Producer
Ligali
Co-Producer
Aleakwe Olive
Editor
Toyin Agbetu
Screenwriter
Toyin Agbetu, WigWam
Music
Toyin Agbetu

Production Company

The Ligali Organisation
Contact: Toyin Agbetu
toyin@ligali.org