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Deepa Mehta's Water in August

Fox Home Entertainment have announced the Region 1 DVD release of Water for 29th August 2006 priced at $27.98 SRP. Extremist groups waged a campaign of death threats, arson and riots to stop the production of this controversial film, but director Deepa Mehta would not be silenced. Set against Gandhi's rise to power, Water tells the profoundly moving story of Chuyia, an Indian girl married and widowed at eight years old, who is sent away to a home where Hindu widows must live in penitence. Chuyia's feisty presence deeply affects the other residents, forcing each to confront their faith and society's prejudices.

Features include:

  • 2.35:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
  • Hindi DD5.1 Surround
  • English & Spanish subtitles
  • Director Deepa Mehta Commentary
  • Behind-the-scenes Featurette
  • The Story behind the making of Water Featurette

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