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|Screening of: Water (a film by Deepa Mehta)|
|Date||Thursday April 09|
|Time||7:00 PM - 9:00 PM|
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Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists’ Hall
1924 Cedar (@Bonita), Berkeley http://www.bfuu.org
Set in 1938 colonial India, against the backdrop of Mahatma Gandhi’s rise to influence, the story begins when eight-year-old child-bride Chuyia is widowed and sent to a temple where Hindu widows are forced into poverty (and worse) in the holy city of Varanasi, on the waters of the Ganges. In Hindu India, widows are traditionally stigmatized as deserving of their fates, as poisonous presences whose own bad karma led to the deaths of their husbands. In addition, many widows find themselves rejected by their husband’s family as competition for family resources, a burden and a drain. However, Chuyia’s rebellious and feisty presence in this deeply marginalized and oppressed community affects the lives of the other residents, including another older widow, who falls for a Gandhian idealist. Directed by Deepa Mehta, this is part of her acclaimed Elements trilogy.
Sponsored by the BFUU Social Justice Ctee as part of our Conscientious Projector Series for the 99%
Suggested donation $5-$10. No one turned away.
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