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Wednesday, July 05, 2006


Saw a great movie last night. It's a foreign film called Water. Here is the synopsis:
Following the sudden and unexpected death of her husband, a widowed child bride lashes out against her fate in the Hindu ashram where she is expected to atone for her sins in this humanistic drama, the third installment of filmmaker Deepa Mehta's Elemental Trilogy. Chuyia's (Sarala) husband has died, and religious doctrine dictates that she now retire to an ashram to atone for the sins that caused her husband's untimely death. As Chuyia bides her time among widows both young an old -- some accepting of their fate and some bitterly resentful -- the preadolescent widow's spirit remains unbroken and hopeful for a brighter future.
Chuyia is only 7 years old....this takes place in 1938, but the custom still goes on in parts of India today. It was so enlightening and so very, very sad. It has subtitles, and I recommend it to all women and their husbands (if they are into foreign films).


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