• The World Before Her (2012)

The World Before Her

Release Date: 2012

DVD Release Date: August 6th, 2013

Not Yet Rated |1 hr 30 min

Plot Summary

Filmmaker Nisha Pahuja shows the tension between traditional and modern values in India through the Miss India Pageant.

Director: Nisha Pahuja

Genres: Documentary

Ratings & Reviews

  • 90
    Alan ScherstuhlVillage Voice

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

  • 67
    Eric KohnIndieWire

    As a conversation starter, The World Before Her gets the job done. By virtue of the topic and interviews, Pahuja showcases plenty of tensions between old world values and idealistic goals. That's hardly enough to make its narrative persistently alluring or emotionally sound. show more

  • 75
    Liam LaceyThe Globe and Mail (Toronto)

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

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