When an Indian woman’s husband dies, her life quickly changes. She is often abandoned by her family and rejected by those around her. As a woman she is left with almost no resources except the clothes on her back. Her community tells her she is an omen of bad karma and her bad luck is contagious. With nowhere to go she migrates to holy cities, like Vrindavan, “The City of Widows,” where she spends her days begging for money and food. Her situation seems hopeless, but hope is seen in stories of empowerment.

Widows are actively being re-empowered with the belief of their true worth and have started to band together to begin the process of defeating the stigma that has held them down for generations. We are witnessing a first-time historical event of Indian widows emerging from the shadows with an empowering voice of positive change. 

Without Color is a documentary film about the story the hope for Indian widows, presented through personal stories of empowered women who have overcome the obstacles they face as widows.

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