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Claiming Ourselves: Women, Power and Leadership Film Screening, "Water"

Tue, January 23, 2007 • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM • CAL 100

Film Screening "Water" (WPL series), 7 - 9 pm, CAL 100 Directed by Deepa Mehta (India 2005)

In India during the 1930s, women are sent away to "widow houses" to live quiet lives of celibacy and discipline, among their own kind, after their husbands die. Against the backdrop of India's struggle for independence from British colonial rule, "Water" tells the story three women forced into the poverty of a "widow house" and how they went against the Hindu traditions that bound them.

Sponsored by: Center for Women's and Gender Studies, Austin Film Society


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