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Published: Wednesday, 10/19/2005 12:00 am EDT

Hosted by the Ottawa International Writers Festival, Water is the story of an eight-year-old widowed girl named Chuyia, who is sent to live in a residence where Hindu widows live in penitence. Set against the backdrop of Mahatma Gandhi's rise to power, the film explores Chuyia's feisty presence in the home and how that affects the lives of the other residents, including a young widow who falls in love with a Gandhian idealist. This film directed by Deepa Mehta, makes its Ottawa premiere today at the Canadian Museum of Civilization. See Listings for details.

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