The Forgotten Woman

Director Dilip Mehta || Writter Deepa Mehta || Producers Noemi Weis | David Hamilton

Synopsis

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.

The Forgotten Woman aims to create greater awareness of the fact that in the 21st century, there are still numerous and wide spread issues surrounding women’s search for economic independence in order to attain a modicum of dignity, self-sufficiency and basic human dignity.

Awards & Recognitions

WINNER – Hollywood Film Festival – BEST DOCUMENTARY

WINNER – Miradas Doc, Spain – BEST HUMAN RIGHTS DOCUMENTARY

Selected as part of the Elite Series of the Academy of Motions Pictures (The Oscars)

Media Reviews

“Mr. Mehta puts an unforgettable face on a problem of unimaginable scope”
Nathan Lee – The New York Times

“Gorgeous!”
Alex Bozilovick – The Globe and Mail

“Stunning Beautiful”
Susan Cole – Now Magazine

“Mr Mehta puts an unforgettable face on a problem of unimaginable scope”
Nathan Lee – The New York Times

“Mehta’s eye-opening documentary is one of the more important films to screen this year”
Barry Hertz – National Post

“The stories and images raise a powerful call for change”
Lynne Fernie – Hot Docs

“A powerful reminder of the forgotten”
Susan Walker – Toronto Star

“Pretty much guaranteed to knock your socks off!”
Vanessa Farquharson – National Post

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