The World Before Her |
The World Before Her
Watch Until March 16, 1:30am
Duration: 57min
Twenty 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 path and, for some girls, freedom from the constraints of a patriarchal society. In another corner of India, young girls undergo physical combat training and learn what it means to be good Hindu women at a camp run by the Durgha Vahini, the women’s wing of the militant fundamentalist movement. Canadian filmmaker Nisha Pahuja gives us a compelling look at two very different worlds. With unprecedented behind-the-scenes access - the fundameltalist women's camp had never been filmed before - Pahuja follows young women at both camps as they reconcile their own hopes with the expectations of family and society.