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The Forgotten Woman

This screening took place on
Friday, February 6, 2009 at 7:00pm
Old Fire Hall

Following the international success of Deepa Mehta’s Oscar-nominated film Water, Ms. Mehta received thousands of letters from the audience. After viewing the film, many wanted to know more about the state of widows in India today. The Forgotten Woman was made in direct response to this interest and aims to bring about an understanding of the destitution and marginalization of many of the millions of widows in India today, who are forced by age-old traditions to live out their remaining years isolated from and shunned by the society at large. In Bengali/Hindi/English with English subtitles.

  • Directed by Dilip Mehta
  • 2008, Canada
  • 91 minutes

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