Maya (2001) - Details


This movie begins with two innocent 12 year old children,a boy and a girl, at play.As soon as the "parents" find out that Maya, the little girl, has reached puberty,they make preparations for a big party to celebrate her coming of age.Like the short story classic,"The Lottery", by Shirley Jackson,this 'party' develops into a ghastly rite of passage conducted by the priests of the temple.The extremely upsetting conclusion to the movie is made more terrifying by the fact that these "rites" are still practiced in India,despite a government ban. A very well acted and well directed movie,that only the strong in stomach should see. By Mervyn & Dodi

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