The final part of The Elements Trilogy of dramas examines the plight of a group of widows in late 1930s India who are forced into poverty following the deaths of their husbands. Resigned to being ignored by society, one of them breaks ranks as she tries to strike up an unlikely relationship with a follower of Mahatma Gandhi.  Mehta set out to make the film in 2000 but protestors destroyed the sets and Mehta was later forced to film in secrecy in Sri Lanka. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to see this moving film.

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117 minutes

English and Hindi

Partial English

Country of origin:
Canada and India

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