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.

22. April 2015 · Comments Off on VideOntario: Outward Manifestions – Scène Ontario Scene · Categories: News, Ottawa · Tags: , , ,

from NiiPii (Water)

SAW Video in association with the NAC’s Ontario Scene & the Downtown Rideau BIA is presenting a program of short films by Ontario-based filmmakers at Club SAW on April 29th, 2015 at 7:30pm.

The collection called VideOntario shows how artists, their ideas, and their locations are linked, both physically and spiritually and is curated by Scott McGovern, program director at Guelph’s Ed Video Media Arts Centre. More »