I have posted very little lately because I discovered that YouTube has movies in addition to those too-prevalent junk videos. The good videos can be difficult to find because they are buried deep, so I decided to post this wonderful movie here (just follow the "next" trail).
Water exposes the harm done to people by religious edicts, and reveals the original selfish motivation behind the invention of this particular religious superstition. The movie is in Hindi with English subtitles, yet is quite easy to follow because dialogue is minimalist.
Water was directed by Indian/Canadian, Deepa Mehta as part of her Elements Trilogy and was nominated for an Academy Award. Mehta lost out to the multi-award winner, The Lives of Others (Das Leben der Anderen).
Deepa Mehta, Water,