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Extremist groups waged a campaign of death threats, arson and riots to stop the production of this controversial film, but director Deepa Mehta would not be silenced. Set against Gandhi's rise to power, Water tells the profoundly moving story of Chuyia, an Indian girl married and widowed at eight years old, who is sent away to a home where Hindu widows must live in penitence. Chuyia's feisty presence deeply affects the other residents, forcing each to confront their faith and society's prejudices.
Director Deepa Mehta's (Fire, Earth) "superb" (Los Angeles Times) and "emotionally charged" (Reuters) film, Water arrives on DVD August 29, 2006 from Fox Home Entertainment. Known for her bold and provocative films, Mehta's WATER tells the story of an eight-year-old girl who is widowed following her arranged marriage and banished to an ashram to live out her days in poverty and exile. Called "luminous" (Chicago Sun Times) and "a work of gorgeous fury" (Village Voice), Water was seven years in the making. The fierce political controversy the film stirred up made it impossible for Mehta to make her film in India. With her sets burned to the ground and constant death threats, she was forced to move production to Sri Lanka. The Water DVD includes director commentary and two behind-the-scenes featurettes that give an inside look into the struggles Mehta experienced producing Water. The DVD will be available for the suggested retail price of $27.98. Prebook is July 12, 2006.
* The New York Times
Water comes to DVD August 29 from Fox Home Entertainment.
- Audio Commentary with director Deepa Metha
- "The Story Behind the Making of Water" featurette.
- Run Time: 117 minutes
- U.S. Rating: PG-13
- CC: Yes
- Aspect Ratio: Widescreen Format
- Subtitles: English and Spanish
- Language: Hindi
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