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The World Before Her

The World Before Her

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Director:
Nisha Pahuja
Country:
Canada-Germany-USA-UK
Year:
2012
Cast:
Language:
English, Hindi
Rating:
PG
Running Time:
01:30:00
Website:
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Summary

Best Canadian Feature, Hot Docs 2012; Best Documentary Feature, Tribeca 2012

Twenty hand-picked contestants for the Miss India pageant enter an intense month-long beauty boot camp in Bombay. Winning the coveted title means instant stardom, a lucrative career and freedom from the constraints of a patriarchal society. In another corner of India, young girls undergo physical combat training and learn how to be obedient Hindu women at a camp run by the women’s branch of the militant fundamentalist movement. As massive change sweeps through India, control over women and their behaviour is at the epicentre of a violent clash between Western modernity and age-old patriarchal traditions. Director Nisha Pahuja gained extraordinary access to women and their families living in two very different worlds—it’s the first time a camera has been allowed into the fundamentalist camp—to craft a brilliant film that captures the choices and contradictions facing young women in India today.

Lynne Fernie, Hot Docs

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