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S33 E5 | FULL EPISODE

Chez Jolie Coiffure

In this captivating documentary filmed in a single tiny room, viewers step inside an underground hair salon with its charismatic proprietor, a Cameroonian immigrant named Sabine. Here, she and her employees style extensions and glue on lashes while watching soaps, dishing romantic advice, sharing rumors about government programs to legalize migrants, and talking about life back home in Cameroon.

AIRED: August 03, 2020 | 0:53:10
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TRANSCRIPT

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[ Radio playing ]

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-What's up?

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[ Women conversing in foreign language ]

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[ Laughter ]

-[ Speaks foreign language ]

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-I know, I know.

-Ah. -Uh-huh.

-Yeah. -Mm-hmm.

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-[ Chuckles ]

Uh... [ Sighs ]

-Mm.

Mm.

Mm-hmm.

Mm.

Mm.

-[ Laughs ]

[ Music playing in distance ]

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[ Woman laughs ]

-[ Speaks foreign language ]

-Que?

-Mm-hmm.

-Mm.

[ Laughs ]

[ Speaks foreign language ]

[ Laughs ]

-[ Speaking foreign language over cellphone ]

-[ Laughs ]

-[ Speaking foreign language over cellphone ]

-Hmm.

-[ Speaks foreign language ]

[ Both speak foreign language ]

-Mm.

-[ Speaking foreign language over cellphone ]

[ Music playing in distance ]

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-[ Singing in foreign language ]

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[ Singing continues ]

-No.

Hmm?

No.

-Oui.

Eh...

[ Speaking foreign language ]

-[ Speaks foreign language ]

-[ Clicks tongue, inhales sharply ]

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[ Door opens ]

-[ Speaks foreign language ] -I didn't sleep.

-Why you don't sleep?

Why you don't sleep?

Uh-huh.

Hmm?

Mm.

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Mm.

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[ Woman laughs ]

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[ Indistinct arguing ]

-Oui.

Oui.

[ Arguing continues ]

-[ Shouting ]

[ Arguing continues ]

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[ Hair dryer whirring ]

[ Hair dryer stops, knock on door ]

[ Rap on door ]

[ Door opens ]

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[ Door closes ]

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-[ Hums ]

-Huh?

-[ Speaking foreign language over cellphone ]

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[ Speaking foreign language over cellphone ]

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[ Speaking foreign language over cellphone ]

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[ Woman laughs ]

-[ Laughing ]

-[ Speaks foreign language ]

[ Laughter ]

-[ Speaks foreign language ]

-[ Laughs ]

-[ Speaks foreign language ]

-[ Speaks foreign language ]

-[ Speaks foreign language ]

[ Music plays in distance ]

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[ Man laughs ]

-[ Speaks foreign language ]

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-Mm-hmm.

-Huh? -Mm-hmm.

No.

-[ Laughs ]

-[ Speaks foreign language ]

Mm.

-Oh, no.

-[ Speaks foreign language ]

-Mm-hmm.

-Yeah.

You understand? -Mm.

-Mm-hmm.

[ Music playing in distance ]

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-[ Speaks foreign language ]

[ Laughter ]

-[ Speaks foreign language ]

[ Laughter ]

-[ Speaks foreign language ]

-Oh.

[ Laughter ]

[ Laughter ]

[ Yawns ]

[ Music plays in distance ]

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[ Cellphone swishes ]

[ Cellphone swishes ]

[ Cellphone swishes ]

[ Cellphone swishes ]

[ Indistinct conversations ]

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[ Children talking indistinctly ]

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[ Sighs ]

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[ Cellphone ringing ]

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-[ Speaking foreign language over cellphone ]

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[ Line disconnects ]

-[ Speaks foreign language over cellphone ]

-Huh?

[ Laughter ]

Huh?

-[ Speaks foreign language ]

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[ Conversing in foreign language ]

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-Bonjour. -Bonjour.

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[ Conversing in foreign language ]

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-[ Exhales sharply ]

-Mm.

Mm.

[ Door opens ]

[ All conversing in foreign language ]

[ Door opens ]

Mm.

-Mm-hmm.

Mm-hmm. Mm-hmm.

[ Chuckles ]

Oui.

-[ Speaks foreign language ]

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-Mm-hmm.

Mm.

Mm-hmm.

Oh.

Mm.

-Hmm.

-[ Speaks foreign language ]

[ Speaks foreign language ]

Eh...

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[ Sighs ]

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[ Mumbling ]

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[ Cellphone rings ]

[ Hiccups, sighs ]

[ Speaks foreign language ]

-[ Speaking foreign language over cellphone ]

-[ Speaking foreign language ]

[ Indistinct conversations ]

-[ Speaking foreign language over cellphone ]

[ Light switch clicks ]

[ Indistinct conversations ]

[ Conversations continue ]

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[ Cellphone rings ]

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-[ Coughs ]

[ Laughter ]

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