21. September 2015 · Comments Off on Deepa Mehta, In Profile – NFB · Categories: Documentaries · Tags: , , , ,

UnknownDirected by Nettie Wild, 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. — NFB

 


(Video profile produced by the National Film Board of Canada in co-operation with the National Arts Centre and the Governor General’s Performing Arts Awards Foundation)

Read about Deepa’s latest project ‘Beeba Boys’ here.  Deepa Mehta at TIFF produced by THE NOMADS.

30. July 2015 · Comments Off on 2015 GGPAA laureate Atom Egoyan’s Legacy Interview · Categories: Film-related, News · Tags: , , , , ,

2015 Governor General’s Performing Arts Award laureate Atom Egoyan speaks about the importance of the arts and culture in his Legacy Interview. His latest film Remember stars Christopher Plummer and Martin Landau will premiere at the 72nd Venice Film Festival in September 20105.

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