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World Documentary Competition Award Winner

Awards Screenings

World Premiere

Canada, (none) | 91 MINUTES | English, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati |


Female Director(s), Documentary
Weaving together the seemingly opposing stories of the Miss India beauty pageant and a fundamentalist Hindu camp for girls, director Nisha Pahuja illuminates the situation of women across contemporary India, drawing surprising parallels in the way women are perceived and the opportunities that are afforded them in both modernizing and traditional cultures. The World Before Her is a riveting, thoughtful profile of the fundamental contradictions of a country in transition.