Shooting Water

Shooting Water

A Mother-daughter Journey and the Making of A Film

Book - 2005
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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.

Publisher: Toronto : Key Porter Books, 2005.
ISBN: 9781552637128
Characteristics: 278 p., [8] p. of plates :,ill., ports. ;,21 cm.


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