Painted Nails


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icon movementMovement: Asian Pacific America

Painted Nails

  • 2015
  • Directed By: Dianne Griffin
  • Rated Not Rated
  • Documentary
  • 57 Minutes
  1. Monday, April 10, 2017 7:00 p.m.
Still image from the film Painted Nails
The American dream begins to crumble when Van Hoang, a shy nail salon owner, suffers headaches, memory loss, and two miscarriages. Her health problems are the result of the unregulated toxic chemicals in the products used for her clients’ manicures and pedicures. She courageously takes on the fight for safe cosmetics, testifying on the national stage in Washington, D.C. Painted Nails is a documentary which glimpses the bustling world of beauty-making in Vietnamese-run nail salons and exposes the troubling costs of this “affordable” luxury. The documentary was co-directed and co-produced by Dianne Griffin and Erica Jordan with special thanks to associate producer Nhung Pham. In English and Vietnamese with English subtitles. (2K DCP Presentation)