Nisha Pahuja

Filmmaker Nisha Pahuja was nominated July 15 for a News and Documentary Emmy Award for her documentary “The World Before Her,” which screened on PBS. (Reel Canada photo)

Mumbai — Nisha Pahuja, whose acclaimed documentary “The World Before Her” has been nominated for the Emmy awards after creating ripples internationally, hopes the honor will help strengthen the documentary community in India.

The award-winning film, which was presented in India by Anurag Kashyap, has nabbed an nomination for a News and Documentary Emmy Award in its Outstanding Coverage of a Current News Story category for Pahuja.

The News and Documentary Emmy Awards will be presented Sept. 30.

Pahuja, in her documentary that released in India on June 6, moves between the fascinating worlds of the Miss India pageant and a Hindu fundamentalist camp for girls.

“It is such an honor to be nominated for an Emmy and especially to receive the news in India where the team has worked so hard to get the film out to audiences. I couldn’t quite believe the message when I received it in my inbox!

“In many ways it makes all the long hours and years that have gone into this film even more worth it!,” Pahuja said in a statement.

India-West adds: PBS earned the nomination when it broadcast Pahuja’s film in its series titled “POV” (Point of View), it was announced July 15. 

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