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WATER

(2005)
114 mins | Discrimination | Social Justice | Strong Female Leads |
Provincial Ratings
NewfoundlandPG
Nova ScotiaPG
P.E.I.PG
New BrunswickPG
QuebecG
Ontario18A
ManitobaPG
SaskatchewanPG
AlbertaPG
British ColumbiaPG
Northwest TerritoriesPG
NunavutPG
YukonPG

Director: Deepa Mehta

Writer(s): Deepa Mehta

Star(s): Sarala Kariyawasam, Lisa Ray, John Abraham, Seema Biswas

Synopsis:

Mehta’s Water is the conclusion to her intensely emotional and beautiful Elements trilogy. Set in India during the rise of Mahatma Gandhi, Water recounts the story of Chuyia (Sarala), a child bride. When her husband dies suddenly, Chuyia is forced to live in an ashram for Hindu widows, essentially cut off from society. Fortunately, she f inds friends in the beautiful Kilyani (Ray) and in the forward-thinking Narayan (Abraham). With their help, Chuyia attempts to escape the conf ines of her existence.

Water was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.

“Deepa is an amazing director and I’ll watch 
her other movies.” — Grade 12 student, West Hill CI, Toronto

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About the Director

Deepa Mehta

An Officer of the Order of Canada, Mehta gained acclaim for her trilogy, Fire, Earth and the Oscar- nominated Water. Other credits include Bollywood/Hollywood and her latest, Anatomy of Violence. Midnight’s Children was nominated for eight Canadian Screen Awards. She is currently working on Secret Daughter.

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Lesson Plans Available for this title:
  • History - 10, 11, 12

Screening Language Options:
  • Other Language with English Subtitles

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