In the third and most complex film in Deepa Mehta’s India Trilogy, the River Ganges serves as the backdrop for this epic tale. Chuyia, an eight-year-old bride whose husband passes away soon after their marriage, is taken to an ashram. According to custom, her head is shaved and she is expected to atone for the sins of her past that resulted in the death of her spouse. It is a virtual exile, with no hope of escape. With other Hindu widows, old and young, she is left to navigate this world and learn its lessons. 2005, Canada, in Hindi with English subtitles, color, 35mm, 114 minutes.