|17th Annual NEW YORK INDIAN FILM FESTIVAL
Sibling Filmmakers Discussion
|Why Deepa and Dilip chose to be filmmakers, their background, family, films, choices of medium, subject matter, lives, focus, relationships, priorities, methodology, location, casts; illustrated by clips from their films.
Village East Cinemas, 2nd Ave @ 12th Street, NYC
Thursday May 4, 2017 @ 6 pm. $20; $18 IAAC members
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Deepa Mehta Biography and Filmography:
Deepa Mehta is an Oscar-nominated filmmaker whose work is celebrated on an international scale. Her emotionally resonating, award-winning films have played every major film festival, and been sold and distributed around the globe. She is best known for her elemental trilogy: Earth, Fire, Water, the final film of which received an Oscar nomination for best foreign language film. Other films include, Bollywood/ Hollywood, Heaven on Earth, and the epic adaptation of Midnight’s Children - Salman Rushdie’s three-time booker prize winning novel. Her work challenges traditions and stereotypes and is always daring, fearless and provocative. It is this spirit that saturated her last film, Beeba Boys, and now her latest work, Anatomy of Violence.
Dilip Mehta Biography and Filmography:
Dilip Mehta divides his life between India and Canada; living and working in both New
Delhi and Toronto. He is a filmmaker with a long and distinguished career as a
photojournalist. His provocative five-year photographic coverage of the Bhopal tragedy
won him numerous prizes including the World Press and Overseas Press Awards. His
photographs have been published in The New York Times, Le Figaro, Newsweek,
National Geographic, Geo, Stern, and The London Sunday Times. His photographic
portraits of Indian prime ministers (including Indira Gandhi) have been covers of Time
and Newsweek. His other films include Cooking with Stella and The Forgotten Woman.