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Download the discussion guide for the documentary The World Before Her and use it for facilitating conversation about this film at home, in the classroom or at community screenings.

The World Before Her: Discussion Guide

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This guide is an invitation to dialogue. It is based on a belief in the power of human connection, designed for people who want to use The World Before Her to engage family, friends, classmates, colleagues and communities. In contrast to initiatives that foster debates in which participants try to convince others that they are right, this document envisions conversations undertaken in a spirit of openness in which people try to understand one another and expand their thinking by sharing viewpoints and listening actively.

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Film Information

The World Before Her (60 min.)

Premiere Date: September 16, 2013

Streaming Dates: Expired

Photos: Download Here

Trailer: Link | Embed

Filmmaker: Nisha Pahuja Bio | Interview | Statement

Press: Press Release | Fact Sheet | Critical Acclaim | 2014 Emmy Nominations Press Release


Nisha Pahuja
Nisha Pahuja

Film Update

Critical Acclaim

A fascinating study of the forces at work in a vast, complex country struggling to straddle modern and ancient values in the 21st century. ”

&mdashThe Christian Science Monitor

With extraordinary access, Pahuja illuminates extraordinary conflicts and contradictions facing modern girls.””

&mdash Alan Scherstuhl,The Village Voice

In Nisha Pahuja’s brilliant documentary The World Before Her, the controversial politics of pageantry transcend borders. . . . The documentary’s India is one struggling to define its own relationship with the present and the past, and by extension its vision for the future.””

&mdash Matt BrennanIndieWire

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