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Kabul Beauty School Goes to Film


Here's a book-to-movie deal I can really get behind: New York Times bestseller Kabul Beauty School by Deborah Rodriguez and Kristin Ohlson was bought for film adaptation by Columbia Pictures.

The book chronicles Rodriguez's amazing experiences moving from Michigan to Kabul and opening a beauty school there. Variety continues:

Rodriguez, a divorced hairdresser from Michigan with two kids, decided to give her life a complete makeover and headed to Afghanistan in 2002, shortly after the Taliban had been toppled. There she found women who were eager to come out from under the veils they'd been forced to wear.

She opened a beauty school, with donations from American beauty companies and other benefactors, and tried to mesh in a culture that was still male-dominated.

This is one of those important stories that I think everyone should know about, so I can't wait to see Rodriguez's inspiring real life story on the big screen. In the meantime, check out a documentary on this same topic, The Beauty Academy of Kabul.

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