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The Illusionists: the documentary that explores the costs of beauty on a global scale




The Illusionists is a documentary exploring the globalization of beauty - and the industries that support  it
The Illusionists is a documentary exploring the globalization of beauty - and the industries that support it
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Beauty - so the saying goes - is in the eye of the beholder.

Yet, media images of tall, thin, flawless and beautifully coiffured men and women can skew how we see ourselves. So, it's no surprise that the industry of looking good is worth around $460 billion dollars worldwide.

But what are people spending their money on?

A new documentary called The Illusionists explores the many costs of beauty on a global scale.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ak22UNcDa1k

It's screening at the Orange County Museum of Art

Earlier, host A Martinez spoke with the filmmaker, Elena Rossini about what inspired her to make the film.

To hear the full interview, click the blue play button above.