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by Deepa Mehta,Devyani Saltzman

Download Shooting Water: A Memoir of Second Chances, Family, and Filmmaking eBook
ISBN:
1557047111
Author:
Deepa Mehta,Devyani Saltzman
Category:
Performing Arts
Language:
English
Publisher:
Newmarket; 1 edition (April 17, 2006)
Pages:
272 pages
EPUB book:
1700 kb
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1463 kb
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1359 kb
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Rating:
4.4
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Shooting Water book

In Shooting Water, Devyani Saltzman recounts her experience straddling the separate worlds of her divorced parents in Canada and India-navigating between two 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®-nominated film Water.

Devyani Saltzman’s debut book Shooting Water: A Memoir of Second Chances, Family, and Filmmaking details the making of her mother, Deepa Mehta’s, third film in her Elements trilogy, entitled Water.

Devyani Saltzman’s debut book Shooting Water: A Memoir of Second Chances, Family, and Filmmaking details the making of her mother, Deepa Mehta’s, third film in her Elements trilogy, entitled Water Current projects.

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Great! Haven't been able to read much, but this hooked me. The bonus is finding a bunch of films that I would like to se. .I sort of dropped out of the film scene when I has kids. MochiMama, August 21, 2013. We're committed to providing low prices every day, on everything.

Shooting Water by Devyani Saltzman is the touching story of the making of the film Water of which Ms. Salzman's mother, Deepa Mehta, is the writer/director. The film documents the deplorable life of widows in India in the 1930's. The shooting began in Benares, India's most holy city where many of these widows lived. However, within a couple of days dangerous demonstrations shut down the production and four years later the film was finished in Sri Lanka.

In February 2000, Devyani Saltzman, Daughter Of International Award-Winning Film-Maker Deepa Mehta, Travelled To Benares To Work With Her Mother On Water, The Final Film Of The Elements Trilogy After Fire And Earth. Since Her Parents Divorce When She Was Eleven Years Old, Devyani Had Spent Her Life Navigating Between Two Religions, Two Traditions, Two Cultures, And Two Peoplebelonging To Both And To Neither At Once. Water Would Be Mother And Daughter S Second Chance.

The New York Times Devyani Saltzman has written a stunning memoir of separation and reconciliation and of the ways that art and life converge

In 1999, the author, then 19, accompanies her mother to work as a third assistant cameraperson. A series of politically motivated attacks shut down the film's production. The New York Times Devyani Saltzman has written a stunning memoir of separation and reconciliation and of the ways that art and life converge. a lush, evocative memoir that is emotional but never cloying.

A Memoir of Second Chances, Family, and Filmmaking. Devyani Saltzman (1979-), Deepa Mehta (1949-). Published September 24, 2007 by Newmarket. Canada, India, v Biography.

Her mother, Deepa Mehta, desperately wanted to tell the heartbreaking true . Mehta's film was set in Benares, India in 1938, and told the story of three such widows.

At the age of 11, Saltzman's film-maker parents divorced and she was given the choice of which parent she wanted to live with. Her mother, Deepa Mehta, desperately wanted to tell the heartbreaking true story of an invisible sect in Indian culture, the Hindu widow.

Shooting Water is a memoir of a mother-daughter relationship that was rekindled during the filming of Water. Touching on Saltzman’s history with her mother and father, the book delves into Indian politics, cinema and her yearning for love and belonging. The majority of the book takes place between India and Sri Lanka.

This debut memoir, an intimate story of second chances, love and redemption, spans three continents and four countries, as a daughter rekindles her relationship with her filmmaker mother during the production of Water, Deepa Mehta's most controversial movie.Introducing a new literary voice, Shooting Water recounts Devyani Saltzman's remarkable story of reconnecting with her mother, international award-winning filmmaker Deepa Mehta. When Devyani was eleven, her parents divorced, and the courts required her to choose which parent to live with. She chose to live with her father in Toronto and then spent the next eight years navigating between two religions (Hinduism and Judaism), two cultures (Indian and Canadian), two traditions and two people—belonging to both and to neither at once. In late 1999, at the age of nineteen, Devyani was invited by her mother to join her in the holy city of Benares, India, to work on Water, the final installment in Mehta's acclaimed Elements trilogy (which started with Fire and Earth). After only a week of shooting, Waterbecame the target of a series of politically motivated attacks. The movie was shut down. Devyani went off to Oxford and, then, three years later rejoined her mother when production resumed in Sri Lanka. What began as a journey to heal deep wounds from the past turned into a five-year odyssey to complete the film.Transformative and inspiring, Shooting Water chronicles Saltzman's life-changing experience in India, the struggle to produce a film, and, through that struggle, the emergence of a deeper love between mother and daughter. 16 b/w photographs.
  • Anicasalar
"Water" is a book about widows in India... including an eight year old child bride widowed soon after her marriage. The film topic was *highly* controversial in India - and this book chronicles the many challenges around making the film. Highly recommended - buy it right along with the DVD!!!
  • catterpillar
In a unique way, Devyani Saltzman writes her memoir in a refreshingly original 1st person narrative. An endearing read about the difficulties being a child of divorce, the heartache of making amends with the ones you love. This intriguing insight on what goes on during filming, not the traditional who is sleeping with who, but the political climate and the obstacles and adversities faced when tackling a difficult subjects is a must read for any aspiring filmmaker, child of divorce or parent.

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  • X-MEN
I received this book, a signed copy, from the author at a book fair last year. With my daughter doing field work in India for her Master's in Public Health, I finally picked it up. It was beautifully written and and evoked many of the same interesting tales of an exotic country.

Devyani Saltzman writes of a difficult childhood and how the divorce of her parents scarred her. She chose to live with her father. Despite a strained relationship with her mother, she is asked by her mother to help make the film, Water. Deepa Mehta, the filmaker, is an interesting woman in her own right and her films are progressive and feminist and beautifully filmed.

This insightful book unfolds as the film is pulled from shooting due to its feminist theme. Ms. Saltzman then explores India, goes to college and experiences a breakdown and finally gets to help make this film four years later, in Sri Lanka. The beautiful, ultimate reunion between mother and daughter help to make this book meaningful.

If you love film, especially art house film, read this "behind the scenes" exploration. Amid the family turmoil, you will get an in depth education about making a movie.
  • Original
Shooting Water by Devyani Saltzman is the touching story of the making of the film Water of which Ms. Salzman's mother, Deepa Mehta, is the writer/director. The film documents the deplorable life of widows in India in the 1930's. The shooting began in Benares, India's most holy city where many of these widows lived. However, within a couple of days dangerous demonstrations shut down the production and four years later the film was finished in Sri Lanka. The book documents the events surrounding the shooting while the mother and daughter team work out the stresses and pain of a lifetime between them, since Devyani chose to live with her father after her parents divorced. The struggle with the film-making parallels the struggle with their hearts, and as they resolved the production problems they also resolved their relationship pains. It is a touching book, timely, as the film is just being released in the U.S
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I read this book straight through in a day and a half. A beautifully written account of the shooting of the film Water, the author's relationship with her family, and her life experiences, the narrative invokes powerful images, sounds, and emotions. The book recognizes the imperfections, the struggles, the injustices--in the world, in relationships--and is ultimately hopeful and uplifting.