About the film
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Release Date: September 08, 2005
|Slogan||:||«For Five Years, Extremist Groups Waged A Campaign of Death Threats, Arson and Riots To Stop The Production of "Water." But The Filmmakers Were Not To Be Silenced.»|
|Production Companies||:||David Hamilton Productions, Flagship International, Noble Nomad Pictures, Echo Lake Entertainment|
|Producers||:||Uma Da Cunha, Doug Mankoff, Mark Burton, Dilip Mehta, Ajay Virmani, David Hamilton|
|Writers||:||Deepa Mehta, Anurag Kashyap|
The year is 1938, and Mahatma Gandhi's groundbreaking philosophies are sweeping across India, but 8-year-old Chuyia, newly widowed, must go to live with other outcast widows on an ashram. Her presence transforms the ashram as she befriends two of her compatriots.