The English Department and the Luann Dummer Center for Women present a showing of the film “Water” on Thursday, March 31, in Room 126, the John R. Roach Center for the Liberal Arts auditorium. The event will be held from 7 to 9:30 p.m. and marks the fourth and final feature in the English Department’s 2010-2011 Common Context film series.

Filmmaker Deepha Mehta created “Water,” the moving story of India’s “widow houses,” where women of all ages are taken to live (even today) apart from society following the deaths of their husbands. Sprinkled with humor and alive with universal emotions and visual excitement, “Water” follows three widows who dared to stand up for themselves in the liberating time of Mahatma Gandhi.