The World Before Her

Gucci Tribeca Documentary Fund | 2011 (Spotlighting Women Documentary Award)
TFI Screening Series | 2012

The World Before Her asks: Beauty Pageants -- passé in the West -- but in India, where women remain second-class citizens, can they actually be empowering? The World Before Her follows two converging story lines--that of the girls who want to become Miss India, and that of the forces that want the pageant banned.

Nisha Pahuja Nisha Pahuja
Director

Nisha Pahuja is a Canadian documentary filmmaker, researcher and writer. She recently co-wrote and directed Diamond Road, a three part series on the global diamond trade which explores the diverse... more»

Ed Barreveld Ed Barreveld
Producer

Ed Barreveld has been making films since 1986 when he first joined Canada's Oscar-winning National Film Board's Ontario Studio. He has been an independent filmmaker since 1996, producing... more»

Cornelia Principe Cornelia Principe
Producer

Cornelia has been working in documentary production for over 15 years, starting out as a broadcaster, and then moving to independent producer and director. Currently in production on the one-off... more»

Andrew Cohen
Producer