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Inspired by the 2006 Academy Award® 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 ... See full summary »

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Inspired by the 2006 Academy Award® 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. Written by Anonymous

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Thought-Provoking, Bold & Real
11 November 2012 | by (Bombay City, India) – See all my reviews

There is no story. It is aftermath. How India behaves and is a stage for the widows. They are not even real widows; married at the age of four or five or worse months after they are born. These widows are estranged by their families, their in-laws and it is pathetic how they still strive to live.

Even today, the neglect they experience from a contemporary Indian society, it is unnerving to view the truth and Dilip Mehta accomplishes to do it. A marvelous work by the Mehta siblings.

The Forgotten Woman is a great documentary related to the Oscar nominated 2005 film Water and perfectly fits as a complementary to it. If you have watched Water, then do watch this brilliant piece of direction, moreover a realistic approach to the negative side of the colorful country, India.

(I am 20 years old - bit.ly/TEJAS)


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