Monday, October 21, 2013

The Woman Before Her: A Tale of Two Indias

Two Indias, both represented by women  in this award-winning documentary. One represents a fundamentalist movement that preaches resistance to other religions like Islam and Christianity and teaches young women "an unusual combination of proper Hindu femininity and fighting skills."

The other represents " bikini-clad women of the Miss India pageant." According to the Guardian, the two Indias are "tradition and modernity on a collision course."  POV, Documentaries with a Point of View developed this film which premiered on PBS in September.  Here's a review from the Huffington Post from last year when the documentary was first released. If you are a Netflix subscriber, you can stream the video.

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