Deepa Mehta Interview for NFB

Sunday, November 11th, 2012

Deepa Mehta In Profile by Nettie Wild, National Film Board of Canada

Shooting 2nd camera alongside Frame Discreet Cinematographer John Price, it was a pleasure to have had the opportunity to listen to Deepa Mehta speak about filmmaking. Another great project to be involved in.

This short film is a tribute to award-winning director and screenwriter Deepa Mehta. A true cultural hybrid, Mehta has been described as a “transnational” artist, able to tell universally meaningful stories from a uniquely Canadian point of view. In a career spanning over 30 years she has consistently broken new ground, tackling such controversial issues as intolerance, cultural discrimination and domestic violence. As an Indian who grew up speaking English first in a British Colonial School and then learning Hindi, she finds her passion and her stories in India, and the freedom to choose how to tell those stories in Canada.

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