The Forgotten Woman (2008)

Forgotten Woman
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating None
Runtime 1hr 30mins.
Genres Foreign, Documentary
Keywords faith
Status Released
US Release Date
  
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Deepa Mehta Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Dilip Mehta Cinematographer n/a 402 6000001
Dilip Mehta Editor n/a 172 7000001
Noemí Weis Executive Producer n/a 174 3000005
David Hamilton Executive Producer n/a 174 3000004
Noemí Weis Producer n/a 3 3000001
David Hamilton Producer n/a 3 3000002
Deepa Mehta Executive Producer n/a 174 3000003
Dilip Mehta Director n/a 2 2000001
Synopsis
Exposes the destitution, exploitation and virtual slavery of many of the 33 million Hindu widows living in India today. They are forced by age old traditions to live out their remaining years in institutions where they are isolated from and shunned by society at large. In addition to exploring the condition of the lives of these women, the film also focuses on the work of a Canadian woman activist who, having been widowed herself, chose to remain in India to help fight the ignorance which underlies these practices and find ways to promote economic independence and thus freedom for these women.