Filmmaker's Long Road Ends with 'Water' Filmmaker Deepa Mehta talks about the threats of violence surrounding the making of her latest film, Water, the third in a triology that began with Fire and Earth.The film, which started shooting in 2000, is set in 1938 Colonial India against the backdrop of Mahatma Ghandi's rise to power.
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Filmmaker's Long Road Ends with 'Water'

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Filmmaker's Long Road Ends with 'Water'

Filmmaker's Long Road Ends with 'Water'

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Filmmaker Deepa Mehta talks about the threats of violence surrounding the making of her latest film, Water, the third in a triology that began with Fire and Earth.

The film, which started shooting in 2000, is set in 1938 Colonial India against the backdrop of Mahatma Ghandi's rise to power. Water tells the story of an 8-year-old widow and the appalling fate of Hindu women whose husbands die before them. Critics of the film claimed it was blasphemous.

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Deepa Mehta, director of the film Water, which is the last in a trilogy that includes Earth and Fire

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