THE FORGOTTEN WOMAN

By Dilip MEHTA

FILMBLANC - as PROD

Documentary - Completed 2008

The Forgotten Woman was made in direct response to bring about an understanding of the destitution and marginalization of many of the millions of widows in India today,

Festivals
& Awards

Hollywood Film Festival 2012
Winner Best Documentary
MIradas Doc Spain 2012
Winner Best Documentary
Academy of Motions Pictures (The Oscars) 2012
Elite Series
    • Year of production
    • 2008
    • Genres
    • Documentary
    • Countries
    • CANADA, INDIA
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH, HINDI, FRENCH, SPANISH
    • Budget
    • 1 - 3 M$
    • Duration
    • 90 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Dilip MEHTA
    • Writer(s)
    • Deepa MEHTA
    • Producer(s)
    • David HAMILTON (Hamilton Mehta), Noemi WEIS
    • Synopsis
    • The Forgotten Woman was made in direct response 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.
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