As part of the 13th annual Women with Vision Film Festival, the Walker will be premiering Deepa Mehta’s Water (March 18), the third installment of her elemental trilogy. Mehta, a native of India now residing in Canada, is no stranger to controversy. The first film of the trilogy, Fire (Also playing Women with Vision – March 12. The second film, Earth, will be presented on March 12.), was met with extreme protest, resulting in the first cinema to show the film being burned to the ground. When she returned to India to shoot Water, complications arose immediately. Mehta was burned in effigy by protesters, her life was threatened, and the film’s sets were ripped apart and thrown into the River Ganges. Eventually the production resumed in Sri Lanka and the film was finished. A fascinating account of the events, as well as some images, from the film’s camera assistant can be found at The Bright Lights Film Journal website.