The forgotten woman

The forgotten woman

La femme oubliée ; producers, David Hamilton and Noemi Weis ; director, Dilip Mehta

DVD - 2008 | Bengali
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The Forgotten Woman was made in direct response to this interest and aims to bring about an understanding of the destitution and marginalization of many of the millions of widows in India today, who are forced by age-old traditions to live out their remaining years isolated from and shunned by the society at large. The film explores how these widows, coerced by their families to give up their possessions, become non-entities in society.
Publisher: Canada : Distributed by Mongrel Media, c2008.
Branch Call Number: 305.40954 F721
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (90 min.) : sd., col. ; 12 cm.
Additional Contributors: Mehta, Deepa 1949-


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Jan 26, 2016

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Very eye opening. Sad how women are treated like criminals & are shamed (once married they cannot remarry when husband dies as they are considered used goods).

Sep 15, 2011

This book is about widows (many of them young, but many old) in India. What happens to them when their husbands die. While this is not a real pick-me-up kind of movie, I appreciated being able to see inside of India. Monkey's in an urban area, and a couple of poignant scenes contrasting the nouveau riche with the lives of many widows. It is nice to see that there are people who care and there is even a Canadian connection that I found very intriguing.

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