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New World Notes
First of 2 parts
Weekly Program
 Kenneth Dowst  Contact Contributor
Nov. 1, 2021, 11:35 a.m.
A good documentary film by Elena Rossini (2015), adapted to radio by KD.

It's about the damage--social, physical, and psychological--wrought by the huge and profitable "beauty" industry.

One of this film's virtues is its international scope. Throughout the world, the bad effects of the beauty business are remarkably similar--but the regional variations are very interesting. The focus shifts among. Boston, Paris, Milan, Beirut, Mumbai, and Tokyo.

(Continued under "Credits.")
Another virtue: the films focus includes men--the industrys latest target--as well as women.

This weeks installment explores how the industry promotes personal insecurity ... how people worldwide have been persuaded to desire European features ... and how Third-World people are encouraged to lighten their skin color.

Introduction by KD.

"New World Notes" is produced under the auspices (Latin for "What, me worry?") of WWUH-FM, a community service of that beacon of light in darkest Connecticut, the University of Hartford.
This installment of New World Notes is available also--in MP3 and other formats--on The Internet Archive ( The page with the download links is here:

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