Friday, November 06, 2009

UWest’s Religion & Film Series Continues Tonight with Water

Just a quick reminder that UWest’s Religion & Film Series will continue tonight with a screening of Water–Deepa Mehta's hugely controversial 2005 Academy Award-nominee for Best Foreign Language Film of the Year. The film is described by the All Movie Guide in this way:
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 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 and old -- some accepting of their fate and some bitterly resentful -- the preadolescent widow's spirit remains unbroken and hopeful for a brighter future.
A trailer for the film is at the end of the post.

The screening starts at 7 p.m. in Room ED309. It is free and open to the public. A discussion will follow. We hope to see you there!

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