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6/7/06: Deepa Mehta's "Water"


By Doug Fabrizio

Salt Lake City, UT – When Canadian-based filmmaker Deepa Mehta returned to her native India to create Water, two-thousand protestors burned her set and threw it into the river. The film - set in the 1930s - is about women forced to enter "widow houses," where they must atone for the sins that brought about their husbands' death. Religious groups argued that the world did not need to hear about India's social problems, but Mehta's goal was to create a "thought-provoking film that helps us understand our societies better." She joins Doug to talk about her vision for creating films, and about the lives of women entangled in tradition-bound cultures.

  • The Salt Lake City Film Center, the Women's Business Center and the YWCA will host an advanced screening of Water on Wednesday, June 7th at 7:00 p.m. Admission is free on a seats available basis at the Regency Trolley Square Theater (602 E 500 S, Salt Lake City). For more information, visit the Salt Lake City Film Center or call 801-746-7000.
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