Documentary: The World Before Her (Eng & Hindi w/ Eng subs) @ Bloor Cinema

  • Jan 4, 2013 · 6:00 PM
  • This location is shown only to members

Phil D is hosting this event. If you need more information please post on the wall or email him directly through the link in his profile.


Per MAMM policy, cellphone use by members during a movie is prohibited.  We request that you put away your phones once the previews start. If you need to check your phone for any reason, please exit the auditorium.


Documentary: The World Before Her (English and Hindi w/ Eng Subs)


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. Lynne Fernie, Hot Docs




Meetup Location: I will wait inside the theatre door entrance across from the box office.

Meetup Time: 6:00pm.  I will wait until 6:15pm. Please have your ticket already purchased.

The movie starts @ 6:30pm

Movie Running Time: 90m

Cost of movie: $11 (you can buy a membership if you plan on watching more films there and enjoy their discount plan - check the bloor cinema website for details on membership privileges at

After The Movie: Paupers, a pub across the street, if people are in the mood.


I look forward to seeing you there!


***Please keep an eye out for updates or changes to the time and venue up to the day of the event.  If you are unable to attend, change your RSVP ASAP.

I will start closing out RSVPs the night before the event, but you can still show up and I can add you to the attended list. Cancellations after the event RSVP closing time may be treated as 'No Show', unless you turn up for the film.  In order to be marked as attended you will need to show up at the meetup time as indicated.

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  • Angela

    I thoroughly enjoyed the evening. Both the movie and the refreshments afterward. I had wanted to see this movie when it was briefly at the Carlton and was so pleased that Phil D. offered it here. That's why I joined this group!

    1 · January 7, 2013

  • Bharat

    Interesting documentary. The progressive and regressive side of India was v well dealt with.

    1 · January 6, 2013

  • Phil D

    Great movie. It moved smoothly between the pageant and militant camp story lines. It was a good look into a segment of Indian culture, and some of the challenges women can face in society. Thanks everyone who turned out, and the folks who hung out after at Paupers. I added +1 for me for Anthony, I couldn't figure out which profile was yours.

    January 4, 2013

  • Phil D

    Gone in, sitting balcony level third, fourth rows.

    January 4, 2013

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