The Transcontinental Iconoclast
Deepa Mehta is an Oscar-nominated (Water), transnational filmmaker whose work is celebrated on an international scale. Her emotionally resonating, award-winning films have played every major film festival, and many remain audience favourites. She is best known for her Elemental Trilogy: Earth, Fire, Water. 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 most recent work is a gangster film – Beeba Boys. Deepa’s work challenges traditions and stereotypes and is always daring, fearless and provocative. Mehta is both a rebel and a humanist, a spirit that saturates every piece of work she has done.