Marie Michael Library

Title

The World Before Her

Length

91 min.

File No

835

Format

DVD

Description

Young women from across India are handpicked as contestants for the Miss India pageant. In preparation, they are sent to a month-long beauty boot camp. In contrast, the video visits a camp for young Indian girls run by the militant fundamentalist movement. Through lectures and physical combat training, the girls learn what it means to be good Hindu women. This documentary creates a portrait on the world's largest democracy at a critical transitional moment.

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