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Awards

Abu Dhabi Film Festival

2012 Nominee
Black Pearl Award
Best Documentary Feature
The World Before Her (2012)

Canadian Screen Awards, CA

2013 Nominee
Canadian Screen Award
Best Feature Length Documentary
The World Before Her (2012)
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Edmonton International Film Festival

2012 Winner
Grand Jury Award
Best Canadian Feature Documentary
The World Before Her (2012)

Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival

2012 Winner
Best Canadian Documentary
Best Documentary
The World Before Her (2012)
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News & Documentary Emmy Awards

2014 Nominee
Emmy
Outstanding Coverage of a Current News Story - Long Form
The World Before Her (2012)
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San Diego Asian Film Festival

2012 Winner
Special Jury Mention
The World Before Her (2012)

Traverse City Film Festival

2012 Winner
Founders Prize
Best Foreign Film
The World Before Her (2012)

"The World Jury Grand Prize is given to a film that deftly portrays the search for identity by ... More

"The World Jury Grand Prize is given to a film that deftly portrays the search for identity by women who live in a culture that is constantly suppressing them. The plight of women in Indian society is hardly unique in that women are treated as second class citizens or worse in many countries around the world. The women portrayed in this film are yearning to find a path to some kind of self-determination, but their choices are horrifying to the western eye, further underling the limited choices they have available to them. The filmmaker had amazing access to the subjects, clearly earning their trust and getting them to open up to her and therefore to us. The result is an intimacy that forces us to pay attention, no matter how shocking the images."


Tribeca Film Festival

2012 Winner
Jury Award
Best Documentary Feature
The World Before Her (2012)

"With unprecedented access, great compassion, and a keen eye for the universal, this year's winner ... More

"With unprecedented access, great compassion, and a keen eye for the universal, this year's winner takes a hard and clear-eyed look at the trials of growing up female in today's fast-changing world. Following young women who have taken diametrically opposed decisions on how to tackle the influence of global forces in their communities, the filmmaker takes us on a journey to examine how the pressures of faith, fashion, and family are bringing up a generation of women who are desperately searching for meaning amidst a reality of few real choices."


Vancouver Film Critics Circle

2013 Winner
VFCC Award
Best Screenplay - Canadian Film
The World Before Her (2012)

Warsaw International Film Festival

2012 Winner
Best Documentary - Special Mention
The World Before Her (2012)
Nominee
Best Documentary
The World Before Her (2012)

Zurich Film Festival

2012 Nominee
Golden Eye
Best International Documentary Film
The World Before Her (2012)

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