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Nigeria : Of Fatwas & Beauty Queens
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Created: 6th Jun 2007
Modified: 4th Sep 2008
Creator:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

This film examines the events surrounding the Miss World pageant that was scheduled to be held in Nigeria. A beauty pageant became the flashpoint for cultural, political and religious turmoil in the country. The Miss World contest came to an ironic and devastating end as beautiful young ladies from many nations around the world, scantily clad by Muslim standards, were to compete during the holy month of Ramadan.

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