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Moving between two extremes - the intimate verite drama of the Miss India pageant's rigorous beauty "bootcamp" and the intense regime of a militant Hindu fundamentalist camp for young girls. The World Before Her delivers a provocative portrait of India and its current cultural conflicts during a key transitional era in the country's modern history.
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The World Before Her is a 2012 Canadian documentary film written and directed by Nisha Pahuja. The film explores the complex and conflicting environment for young girls in India by profiling two young women participating in two very different types of training camp — Ruhi Singh, who aspires to become Miss India, and Prachi Trivedi, a Hindu nationalist with the Durga Vahini.The film was nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Coverage of a Current News Story in 2014. It also won the awards for Best Canadian Feature at the 2012 Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival and Best Documentary Feature at the 2012 Tribeca Film Festival, and was a nominee for Best Feature Length Documentary at the 1st Canadian Screen Awards. The film won the award of Best International Documentary Film at the 2013 Byron Bay International Film Festival. The San Diego Asian Film Festival in 2012 gave the film a Special Jury Mention.On June 6, 2014, the film was released to widespread critical acclaim in India, the country it depicts, with the help of filmmaker Anurag Kashyap. A critic for Firstpost called it "one of the most important, skillfully made and powerfully provocative films to come in a long time."
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