Media Room

The World Before Her

Screenings

Wed, May 2 7:00 PM
Isabel Bader Theatre

Not Available

Sat, May 5 9:30 PM
TIFF Bell Lightbox 1

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Sun, May 6 11:00 AM
Isabel Bader Theatre

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Sun, May 6 6:30 PM
Isabel Bader Theatre

Not Available


90 minutes | Canada Germany USA UK  | (Subtitled) English Hindi  | Canadian Premiere | Rating: PG


HOT DOCS 2012 WINNER - BEST CANADIAN FEATURE
Twenty hand-picked contestants for the Miss India pageant enter an intense month-long beauty boot camp in Bombay. Winning the coveted title means instant stardom, a lucrative career and freedom from the constraints of a patriarchal society. In another corner of India, young girls undergo physical combat training and learn how to be obedient Hindu women at a camp run by the women’s branch of the militant fundamentalist movement. As massive change sweeps through India, control over women and their behaviour is at the epicentre of a violent clash between Western modernity and age-old patriarchal traditions. Director Nisha Pauja gained extraordinary access to women and their families living in two very different worlds—it’s the first time a camera has been allowed into the fundamentalist camp—to craft a brilliant film that captures the choices and contradictions facing young women in India today. Lynne Fernie

Screening with Durga, except for encore screening Sunday, May 6, at 6:30 p.m..

Co-Presented with Co-presented with [FILMI Toronto's South Asian Film Festival](http://filmi.org/festival.htm).


Media Coverage

Director(s)
Nisha Pahuja

Producer(s)
Cornelia Principe
Nisha Pahuja

Executive Producer(s)
Ed Barreveld
Andy Cohen
Nisha Pahuja
Mike Chamberlain

Writer(s)
Nisha Pajuha

Cinematographer(s)
Mrinal Desai
Derek Rogers

Editor(s)
Dave Kazala

Composer(s)
Ken Myhr

Sound
Anita Kushwaha
Jason Milligan

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