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Deepa Mehta

This Toronto-based director has earned international attention with her films. She is considered by many as one of the finest new directors on the horizon. With films such as the trilogy that consists of Fire (1996), Earth (1998), and Water (2005), she is quickly becoming the voice of a new India. See full bio »

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 2015 Beeba Boys
 2006 Let's Talk About It (Video documentary)
 2005/I Water
 1998 Earth
 1996 Fire
 1994 Camilla
 1993 The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1991 Sam & Me
 1989-1990 Danger Bay (TV Series) (4 episodes)
- Ancient Spirits (1990)
- Hijacked (1990)
- Shaughnessy Island (1989) ... (as Deepa Saltzman)
 1988 Martha, Ruth & Edie (as Deepa Mehta Saltzman)
 1986 K.Y.T.E.S: How We Dream Ourselves (Documentary)
 1976 At 99: A Portrait of Louise Tandy Murch (Short) (as Deepa Mehta Saltzman)
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Alternate Names:

Deepa Mehta Saltzman | Deepa Saltzman

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The first time I made magic was a moment when we were shooting 'Water'. It's where the little girl gives her 'ladoo', a sugary sweet, to the older woman and she watches her eat it. It was the expression on the little girl's face of - in a way she wanted it so much. There was the greed of the child as well as the acceptance that maybe it was the right thing to do. See more »


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