100 Years of Beauty

You can learn a lot about history just by looking at how a woman does her hair and makeup, 100 Years of Beauty, gives a quick social and political history lesson in less than two minutes.

Starring Iranian American model Sabrina Sarajy and directed by Blaine Ludy, is about Iranian beauty practices from the 1910s to the 2010s, and it doesn’t shy away from the political:

The 2000s beauty look, with its green hijab and green war paint, references the Iranian Green Movement in which protestors demanded the removal of human rights violator and conservative president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad from office.

Women were a driving force in this green-donning protest, from wearing brighter nail polish and more makeup in public to wearing green veils and standing side-by-side their male counterparts in the streets!

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