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The World Before Her

(DVD - 2013)
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
The World Before Her
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A documentary examining opposing cultural movements in India (tradition vs. modernism), contrasting the experiences and attitudes of contestants in the Miss India beauty contest with those of participants at a Hindu fundamentalist camp for young girls.
Title: The world before her
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Published: [New York] : Docurama : Distributed in the U.S. by Cinedigm Entertainment, c2013.
Edition: Widescreen.
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (approx. 91 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in.
Notes: Program content: c2012.
Documentary.
Contents: Bonus features: Extended and delected scenes
Additional interviews
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Summary: A documentary examining opposing cultural movements in India (tradition vs. modernism), contrasting the experiences and attitudes of contestants in the Miss India beauty contest with those of participants at a Hindu fundamentalist camp for young girls.
Awards & Distinctions: Tribeca Film Festival 2012, Best Documentary Feature; HotDocs 2012, Best Canadian Feature; Traverse City Film Festival, Best Foreign Film.
Local Note: 1
Branch Call Number: DVD 305.4209 WOR
Statement of Responsibility: [a film by Nisha Pahuja] ; produced by 2275460 Ontario Inc. for Storyline Entertainment ; presented by Kinosmith Inc ; presented by Telefilm Canada and the Rogers Group of Funds through the Theatrical Documentary Program ; writer and director, Nisha Pahuja ; producers, Ed Barreveld, Cornelia Principe, Nisha Pahuja
Credits: Original music, Ken Myhr.
Performers: Featuring, Pooja Chopra, Marc Robinson, Ankita Shorey, Ruhi Singh, Prachi Trivedi.
System Details: DVD; NTSC; widescreen presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround.
Other Language: Closed-captioned.
Subject Headings: Hinduism and culture India Video recordings. Religious fundamentalism India Video recordings. Beauty contestants India Video recordings. Beauty contests India Video recordings. India Social life and customs 21st century Video recordings. India Social conditions 21st century Video recordings. Women India Social conditions 21st century Video recordings.
Genre/Form: Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Nonfiction films.
Documentary films.
Topical Term: Hinduism and culture
Religious fundamentalism
Beauty contestants
Beauty contests
Women
Publisher No: NNVG291060
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Feb 21, 2014
  • becker rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

A very interesting look at some of the huge cultural changes happening in India, especially pertaining to women and their roles.

Jan 14, 2014
  • HellbillyHillhound rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Very unnerving and unsettling at times. Touches on many subject matters. Makes you think of so many more ?'s. Huge changes in major countries and our own doesn't even know about it. Feminist movements, fundamental religious uprisings, hard-core social norms... Yes, I really liked this doc. I recommend this to every one.

Aug 14, 2013
  • zal1 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

An interesting documentary that dissects the 2 extreme institutions of the Indian society - the grwoing militancy of the Hindi movement and the quest for fame and ambition in the eyes of the Indian female. The film's constant juxtaposition of these two dichotomies presents a riveting story of the collision of values. One destroys the fabric of the social cohesion as it aims for the destruction of minority rights; the other presents the growing thirst for globalization as it wants to embrace the need for worldwide acceptance to feed its own personal agenda. In one way, they share a common goal of achieving their ambitions in the most aggressive possible way that losing tantamounts to failure.

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