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The World Before Her

Directed by Nisha Pahuja
Canada, 2012 (documentary, 90 minutes, colour, English / Hindi)

Film Description:
"Twenty young women from across India arrive for an intense, month-long, beauty boot camp -- they are the hand-picked contestants for the Miss India pageant. Winning the coveted title means instant stardom, a lucrative career path, and freedom from the constraints of a patriarchal society. In another corner of India, we visit a camp for young girls run by the militant fundamentalist movement. Through lectures and physical combat training, the girls learn what it means to be good Hindu women. Moving between the transformative action at both camps and the characters' private lives, The World Before Her creates a lively, provocative portrait of the world's largest democracy at a critical transitional moment."
-- Telefilm Canada (source)

Film Credits (partial):
Written by: Nisha Pahuja
Produced by: Ed Barreveld, Mike Chamberlain, Andy Cohen, Nisha Pahuja, Cornelia Principe, Lisa Valencia-Svensson
Participants: Pooja Chopra, Marc Robinson, Ankita Shorey, Ruhi Singh, Prachi Trivedi
Cinematography: Derek Rogers, Mrinal Desai
Film Editing: David Kazala
Music: Ken Myhr
Production Company: Storyline Entertainment

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