The Forgotten Woman (2008)





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Inspired by the 2006 Academy Award (R) nominee for Best Foreign Language film, "Water," this documentary tells the story of some of the 20 million Indian widows who are abandoned by their families and literally turned out into the streets when their husbands died. "Water" was a fictional recounting of this terrible tradition, set in 1938. "The Forgotten Woman" is true, and happening today.
Art House & International , Documentary
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Critic Reviews for The Forgotten Woman

All Critics (3) | Top Critics (3)

Mr. Mehta's picture is a documentary, and while it ought to be included on every future copy of the Water DVD, his free-form portrait of real widows has more than enough visual beauty, graceful compassion and understated anger to stand on its own.

Full Review… | August 8, 2008
New York Times
Top Critic

[Director Dilip] Mehta has done a fine job of getting the message out to the world.

Full Review… | April 28, 2008
Toronto Star
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Both the beauty and the horror of The Forgotten Woman are that it looks and feels like time travel.

April 28, 2008
Globe and Mail
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Audience Reviews for The Forgotten Woman

In some ways more compelling than Water as we have the true life examples of the widows of India and the existence that they are forced to live through.

John Ballantine
John Ballantine

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