The World Before Her
The World Before Her (2013)

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… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: August 5, 2013
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Alan Scherstuhl
Village Voice

With extraordinary access, Pahuja illuminates extraordinary conflicts and contradictions facing modern girls in a country even less ready for them than ours.

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John Anderson
Variety

The contrasts in The World Before Her certainly work in its favor, and Pahuja's balancing act is an accomplished one.

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Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail

A thought-provoking film that examines women's limited choices in a patriarchal country reeling from the contradictions of rapid modernization.

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Renee Schonfeld
Common Sense Media

Riveting docu explores rights of girls, women in India.

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Peter Howell
Toronto Star

Extreme choices and attitudes confronting women in India are laid bare in Nisha Pahuja's quietly shocking film, the Best Canadian Feature winner at Hot Docs 2012.

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