A Mother-daughter Journey and the Making of A FilmBook - 2005
The highly acclaimed debut is Devyani Saltzman's remarkable story of reconnecting with her mother, award-winning filmmaker Deepa Mehta, in India and Sri Lanka during the production of the Oscar(R)-nominated film Water.
In Shooting Water, Devyani Saltzman recounts her experience straddling the separate worlds of her divorced parents in Canada and India--navigating between two religions (Hindu and Jewish), two traditions, two cultures, and two people--belonging to both and to neither at once. This cross-cultural memoir chronicles her life-changing experiences in India and Sri Lanka, the struggle to produce the controversial Oscar(R)-nominated film, and the emergence of a deeper understanding between mother and daughter.
This trade paperback edition features a reading group guide that includes an interview with the author and discussion questions. 16 black-and-white photos, maps.