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
Scottsdale, AZ -- Shea
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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