Wachtel on the Arts | Oct 16, 2012 | 53:59

Film Director Deepa Mehta

Deepa Mehta, one of Canada's most respected and cherished filmmakers, talks to Eleanor Wachtel about her life, her career, and her new movie Midnight's Children. It's the first ever big-screen adaptation of a Salman Rushdie novel, and is Mehta's most ambitious work to date.

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