Reel Asian co-presents The World Before Her

Event: Reel Asian co-presents The World Before Her
Date: Mon. November 12, 2012 - Wed. November 21, 2012.
Location: Bloor Cinema (506 Bloor St. W.) - Toronto

Details:

Reel Asian is proud to co-present THE WORLD BEFORE HER at the Bloor Hot Docs Cinema (506 Bloor St W).

Twenty hand-picked 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 and freedom from the constraints of a patriarchal society. In another corner of India, young girls undergo physical combat training and learn how to be obedient Hindu women at a camp run by the women’s branch of the militant fundamentalist movement. As massive change sweeps through India, control over women and their behaviour is at the epicentre of a violent clash between Western modernity and age-old patriarchal traditions. Director Nisha Pahuja gained extraordinary access to women and their families living in two very different worlds—it’s the first time a camera has been allowed into the fundamentalist camp—to craft a brilliant film that captures the choices and contradictions facing young women in India today.

THE WORLD BEFORE HER will be screening once a day until Wednesday, November 21, 2012. More details on showtimes here. Watch trailer here.


4 Responses to Reel Asian co-presents The World Before Her

  1. I am doing a school project on publicity, PR and Social Media promotional use in Independent Films and short films and this would help me very much! Thank you. If anyone is looking for interns to work at the Film festival…please help me.

  2. Cindy says:

    Thanks for listing our event! Advance tickets are available at: http://saykimchi.eventbrite.ca/

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