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The world needs to be aware of the struggles faced by the transgender people: Deepa Mehta

Caught between duty and self-determination, Sirat Taneja, a transgender woman of Delhi, has to lead a dual life. At home, she has to act as her conservative mother’s son,  while outside,  she can be a woman enjoying with her friends. She also works in a government office. The documentary I Am Sirat  is a collaborative effort between  Canada-based transnational filmmaker Deepa Mehta and Taneja focusing on the troubling and complex duality of this existence. After the Red Carpet event at the Toronto International Film Festival recently, TWF correspondent Asha Bajaj met with Deepa Mehta and Sirat Taneja to discuss the documentary

India didn't love what I wanted to do, Sri Lanka has been amazing: Deepa Mehta

Indo-Canadian filmmaker Deepa Mehta, whose film Fire had stirred a controversy in the late 1990s for depicting lesbianism, was the guest at Ek Mulakat Visesh organised by Prabha Khaitan Foundation and presented by Shree Cement. Her latest film is Funny Boy, set in Sri Lanka during the violent Tamil-Sinhalese conflict telling the story of a  young boy and his sexual awakening. India Blooms correspondent Souvik Ghosh brings excerpts of her conversation with Ehsaas Woman of Delhi  Archana Dalmia 

India gives me stories and Canada freedom to express them: Filmmaker Deepa Mehta

Kolkata/IBNS: Filmmaker Deepa Mehta has recently said Canada gives her the freedom to express the ideas which she used to get from India.