The World Before Her

Twenty young women from across India arrive for an intense, month-long beauty boot camp – they are the hand-picked contestants for the Miss India pageant. Winning the coveted title means instant stardom, a lucrative career path and freedom from the constraints of a patriarchal society.

In another corner of India we visit a camp for young girls run by the militant fundamentalist movement. Through lectures and physical combat training, the girls learn what it means to be good Hindu women.

Moving between the transformative action at both camps and the characters’ private lives, The World Before Her creates a lively, provocative portrait of the world’s largest democracy at a critical transitional moment.

See the Film

In Theaters

Scottsdale, AZ -- Shea

Los Angeles, CA -- Monia, Noho 7, Claremont, Pasadena, Encino Town Center

San Diego, CA -- Media Arts Center

Palm Desert, CA -- Cinemas Palme D'Or

New Haven, CT -- Criterion Cinemas @ Movieland

Hartford, CT -- Cinema City at the Palace

Helena, MT -- Myrna Loy Center

New York, NY -- Cinema Village

Ithaca, NY -- Cinemapolis

Columbus, OH -- Gateway Film Center

Cleveland, OH -- Cedar Lee / Capitol

Pittsburgh, PA -- Southside Works Cinema

Austin, TX -- Alamo Drafthouse Village/Slaughter Lane

San Antonio, TX -- Alamo Drafthouse Park North

Richmond, VA -- Criterion Cinemas @ Movieland

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