Deepa Mehta is an Oscar-nominated transnational filmmaker whose work is celebrated internationally. She’s worked with George Lucas and turned down Hollywood to create cinema that matters. Deepa’s emotionally resonating, award-winning films have played at every major film festival.
Born in India and an immigrant to Canada, Deepa sees herself as a citizen of the world. She’s a visionary storyteller, and her fearless journey has taken audiences to places they could never have imagined. Her work is so provocative her life has been threatened, and her film sets destroyed by those who fear her lens on life.
Deepa joins Chatter That Matters to talk about her journey and her latest film, a groundbreaking work shot on smartphones. This film tells the story of Sirat Taneja, a transgender woman who must act as a son when at home with her mother in New Delhi but can be the woman she really is with her friends and at work. It is the story of duality and belonging — two themes that weave through Deepa’s films.
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