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Water / Fox Searchlight Pictures presents ; Mongrel Media presents in association with Telefilm Canada, Noble Nomad Pictures, Echo Lake Productions ; a David Hamilton production ; a Deepa Mehta film ; produced by David Hamilton ; written and directed by Deepa Mehta.

A Hindu widow in 1938 could throw herself on her husband's funeral pyre, marry her husband's younger brother or live in poverty and self-denial from then on. When eight-year-old Chuyia is widowed, she is sent to a home in the Holy City of Varanasi where Hindu widows live in penitence. Her feisty presence affects the other residents, forcing each to confront their faith and society's prejudices, especially a young woman who has fallen in love with a follower of Gandhi.

Record details

  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (approximately 117 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Edition: Widescreen ed.
  • Publisher: Beverly Hills, CA : 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, [2006]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Originally released in 2005 as a motion picture.
Special features: director Deepa Mehta commentary; "Behind-the-scenes" featurette; "The story behind the making of 'Water'" featurette.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Music, Mychael Danna ; editor, Colin Monie ; director of photography, Giles Nuttgens.
Participant or Performer Note:
Sarala, Lisa Ray, Seema Biswas, John Abraham, Manorma, Raghuvir Yadav, Kulbhushan Kharbanda, Waheeda Rehman, Raghuvir Yadav, Vinay Pathak.
Target Audience Note:
MPAA rating: PG-13.
System Details Note:
DVD, region 1, widescreen (2.35:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround.
Language Note:
Hindi dialogue, with optional English or Spanish subtitles ; closed-captioned.
Awards Note:
Genie Awards, 2006: Best performance by an actress in a leading role (Biswas); Best achievement in cinematography; Best achievement in music - original score.
Subject: Widows > India > Drama.
Widowhood > India > Drama.
Widows (Hindu law) > Drama.
Repentance > Drama.
Genre: Feature films.
Feature films > Canada.
Feature films > India.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Foreign films.
Melodramas (Drama)

Available copies

  • 1 of 1 copy available at Nazareth. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Memorial Library of Nazareth and Vicinity.


  • 0 current holds with 1 total copy.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Memorial Library of Nazareth and Vicinity DRAMA DVD WAT 2006 (Text) 31001101924240 DVD Adult Available -

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