Calendar Girls is surprisingly balanced and even sensitive in parts only if one can scrape past the flawed layers.
The World Before Her, a documentary about women empowerment by Nisha Pahuja, is being screened in rural India by the filmmakers in an effort to share the stories that will bring about change.
Nisha Pahuja's documentary, The World Before Her, has been nominated for the prestigious Emmy Awards in the Outstanding Coverage of a Current News Story category.
Durga Vahini is the female counterpart of the Bajrang Dal, a subsidiary of the Hindu nationalist organisationVishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP). If you think you know about this extremist group from media coverage, that’s not the half of it.
A militant Hindu nationalist camp for girls, or a beauty contest — if you had to take a wild guess, which would you say produces the more independent woman? When these two are the subjects of a documentary by a Canadian filmmaker, most people would expect the beauty contest will have the filmmaker's sympathy.
A video clip from the film The World Before Her shows the high-price of beauty that many of girls must pay if they wish to compete in the Miss India contest
Pahuja's film follows the lives of Prachi, a twenty year old trainer at Durga Vahini, and a number of Miss India (2011) contestants.
Filmmaker Anurag Kashyap, who is presenting a documentary The World Before Her directed by Nisha Pahuja, says the film is not about RSS and deserves a wider audience.
Films about the treatment of women in India and a gay man in Israel will open the competitions at the upcoming Tribeca Film Festival among a range of foreign stories and dozens of movies starring James Franco, Abbie Cornish, Kate Bosworth and others.