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    Amid Racist Reactions to New Miss America, PBS Doc ‘The World Before Her’ Examines Pageants and Politics in India (TRAILER)

    Last night, when Nina Davuluri became the first Indian-American to be crowned Miss America, Twitter erupted in hateful commentary. Hideous monikers -- “Miss Arab,” “Miss Al-Qaeda,” “Miss 7-11” -- and ugly rhetoric proliferated. “This is America,” some wrote, as if by way of explanation. But in Nisha...

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    TRIBECA REVIEW: Why the Indian Pageant Documentary 'The World Before Her' Won the Top Jury Prize

    The young women competing for the title of Miss India in documentarian Nisha Pahuja's Tribeca award-winning "The World Before Her" may represent progress in the context of the country's religious history, but among each other they only want the crown.

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    'War Witch' and 'The World Before Her' Take Top Prizes at 2012 Tribeca Film Festival

    Kim Nguyen's "War Witch" and Lucy Mulloy's "Una Noche" were the big winners of the 2012 Tribeca Film Festival narrative competition, while Nisha Pahuja's "The World Before Her" took the top documentary competition prize at the fest. The winners were announced Thursday night at an awards ceremony at ...

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    Meet the 2012 Tribeca Filmmakers #5: 'The World Before Her' Director Nisha Pahuja

    Nisha Pahuja, New Delhi born and Toronto raised, got into documentary filmmaking after studying English lit, working in social services and then by working as a doc researcher. "For some reason," after starting to make films thirteen years ago, she says, "I still make them--finding people with incre...

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