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Indian film gets Emmy nomination for outstanding coverage of current news story

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NEW DELHI: The documentary The World Before Her directed by Nisha Pahuja has earned her the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) Emmy nomination in ‘Outstanding Coverage of a Current News Story’ category.

The nominations for the 35th annual News and Documentary Emmy Awards known as the Academy awards of American television will be presented on 30 September.

The World Before Her, which had a successful run in major cities of India starting 6 June, has won high appraisal on its release in Chandigarh.

The documentary shifts between the worlds of the Miss India pageant and a Hindu fundamentalist camp for girls.

In one, Ruhi Singh is a small-town girl competing in Mumbai to win the Miss India pageant—her ticket to stardom.

In the other India, Prachi Trivedi is a young, militant leader at a camp for girls run by the Durga Vahini, the women’s wing of the VHP. Here she preaches violent resistance to western culture, Christianity and Islam.

The film has been screened at more than 125 international film festivals and won 19 awards. 

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