Documentary film "The World Before Her"

From Friday, March 14, 2014 2:00 pm until Friday, March 14, 2014 2:00 pm
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In celebration of Women’s History Month, the Chicago Public Library, McKinley Park Branch at 1915 W. 35th Street will host a POV film screening on Friday, March 14th at 2 p.m. The documentary film to screen at the branch will be The World Before Her (60 min).

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 — a ticket to stardom in a country wild about beauty contests. 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, the PBS award-winning nonfiction film series.

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