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Beard Club is a documentary about the social politics of facial hair. The film is a dialogue on masculinity, power, and self.
The film explores the many ways facial hair is used to convey status, indicate group identity, and discriminate against people. It is a woman’s journey to understand the hidden meanings behind facial hair.
My chance encounter with some extreme German beard competitors at a rest stop in Sedona, Arizona prompts a five-year journey to find the deeper power dynamics of gender, class, and race linked to facial hair. Visiting twelve cities in six countries, I discovered a diverse set of men and women from different religious, cultural, and social backgrounds.
Their stories tell an unexpected tale about the personal and cultural significance of facial hair which reveals how interconnected we really are.