POV Film Screening: The World Before Her
Date: Sat. October 26, 2013
Time: 2:00 pm
1226 W. Ainslie Street
About this event:
The World Before Her by Nisha Pahuja
The World Before Her is a tale of two Indias. In one, Ruhi Singh is a small-town girl competing in Bombay to win the Miss India pageant. In the other India, Prachi Trivedi is the young, militant leader of a fundamentalist Hindu camp for girls, where she preaches violent resistance to Western culture, Christianity and Islam. Moving between these divergent realities, the film creates a lively, provocative portrait of the world's largest democracy at a critical transitional moment—and of two women who hope to shape its future. Winner, World Documentary Competition Award, 2012 Tribeca Film Festival. A co-presentation with the Center for Asian American Media (CAAM).
This event is a collaboration with POV, PBS' award-winning nonfiction film series. (http://www.pbs.org/pov/)