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A Small Act Review


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This multi-layered documentary couldn't be more inspirational if it tried. As it shows the ripple effect of an act of charity, we begin to understand that anything we can do might actually help.

Chris grew up in Kenya in a mud house, but even though he was the top student he couldn't stay in school without sponsorship money through a Swedish charity.

He always wondered about this sponsor, a schoolteacher named Hilde Back. So after studying human rights at Harvard then going to work for the UN, he set out to find Hilde, whose sponsorship set his entire life in motion. He'd even named his educational foundation after her. Once he finds her, he takes her back to Kenya, where she's overwhelmed by the community's reaction.

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American Mullet Review


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To ignore the mullet is to ignore America -- so in case you're completely out of the loop, the mullet is a hairdo defined quite simply: short on top, long in back. Aka the sho-lo, the style is popular among a few subcultures: lesbians, country stars (and aging rockers), and, apparently, middle America freaks.

Director Jennifer Arnold interviews dozens of mullet-wearers who love the 'do along with a handful of hairdressers who condemn the thing. The mullet, it seems, isn't just a hairdo, it's a state of mind -- and as Arnold shows us, that state is probably right up there with people who wear Star Trek uniforms to work.

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