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Teens | September 13, 2013

Deepa Mehta wanted to explore and expose the condition of women in her birth country, India. So, she created the Fire, Earth and Water trilogy of films. These films were her honest depiction of the conditions under which the women of India lived.  When the first film, Fire was released, Mehta was reviled by mobs of fundamentalist Hindus, who considered it to be insulting to Indian culture and to Hinduism. This did not deter Ms. Mehta. She went on to make the final two pictures in the trilogy and they stand today as masterpieces of cinema. Sometimes, artists must take risks in order to make their point.  Are you willing to risk it all?