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The World Before Her

Director Nisha Pahuja
Year 2012
Run Time 90min
Genre Documentary

Ruhi Singh is on her way to Bombay to participate in an intense beauty boot camp as a contestant in the Miss India pageant, a surefire launching pad to fame in a country of 1.2 billion people. 

Meanwhile, just a few hours away, Prachi Trivedi works at a very different kind of camp – one run by a militant Hindu nationalist group, where young girls are trained to combat western influences. 

Moving between the two camps, this lively and provocative documentary paints a portrait of a nation in transformation. A study in contrasts on the one hand, the film also reveals disturbing similarities in the obstacles that each woman faces as she tries to have an impact on her society.

The World Before Her won Best Canadian Feature at the Hot Docs Canadian International Film Festival. 

Director

Nisha Pahuja

Writer

Nisha Pahuja

Cast

Ruhi Singh, Pooja Chopra

Producers

Nisha Pahuja, Cornelia Principe, Ed Barreveld

Genre

Documentary

Interests

BIPOC Stories, Female Filmmaker, Global Experiences, Social Justice & Politics

Original Languages

English, Other Language

Language Version

EN CC