Deepa Mehta, In Profile

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.

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 on the occasion of the 2012 Governor General's Performing Arts Awards.

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Film Credits

Nettie Wild
Nettie Wild
Yves J. Ma
director of photography
John Price
Michael Brockington
original music
Rupinder Sidhu
sound design
Rupinder Sidhu
sound recordist
Mike Filippov
re-recording mixer
Bill Sheppard
executive producer
Tracey Friesen

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  • MaltiB

    “Great interview ....Looking forward to "Freedom at Midnight"” — MaltiB, 26 Jul 2012

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