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Documentary explores beauty debate from African perspective

24 April 2014 Last updated at 12:24 BST

As Kenyan actress Lupita Nyong'o is named the world's most beautiful person by US People magazine, a new documentary explores the beauty debate from an African perspective.

Through a collection of personal and group interviews the film explores issues like hair, skin, relationships and character.

Film-makers Toyin Agbetu and Olive Aleakwe spoke to Focus on Africa about their documentary Beauty Is.