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"For the first time in 17 years, Namrata Gill wraps herself in her wedding sari. It doesn't bring back happy memories. Her husband was supposed to be Prince Charming - whisking her away from Punjab to a new life in Canada. But instead of living a fairy-tale dream, Gill found herself in a nightmare. She worked long hours in her husband's Edmonton convenience store, while facing increasing physical and emotional abuse from her husband and in-laws. And the situation only worsened after the birth of her daughter. In this intensely personal short film, Gill - whose story was one of many real-life inspirations for Deepa Mehta's feature film Heaven on Earth - describes her six years in an abusive relationship, and how difficult leaving can be when you are part of a close-knit immigrant community"-- NFB web site.
Publisher: [Montréal] : bNational Film Board of Canada, c[2010]
Branch Call Number: DVD 362. 8292 NAM
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (9 min., 11 sec.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.


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