The Filmmakers

Deepa Mehta on Joan Didion, 'The Big Sick,' guilty pleasures...and what makes her insecure

The Oscar-winning director sat down for a series of rapid-fire questions in this bonus footage from The Filmmakers.

The Oscar-winning director sat down for a series of rapid-fire questions

Deepa Mehta on Joan Didion, 'The Big Sick,' guilty pleasures... and what makes her insecure

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In this exclusive bonus video from The Filmmakers, we ask Deepa Mehta some rapid-fire questions. 3:37

When director Deepa Mehta came by The Filmmakers' studio to talk about her Oscar-nominated 2005 film Water, we couldn't help but ask her some rapid-fire questions to find out what she's into right now — and to get to the core of who she is.

In this exclusive bonus video from CBC Arts' The Filmmakers, we discover that Deepa Mehta loves cleaning and McDonald's french fries, and why the James Baldwin documentary I Am Not Your Negro blew her away.

Watch The Filmmakers this Saturday at 8:30 p.m. (9:00 NT) on CBC Television, or stream it at cbc.ca/watch. After the episode, stick around to see this week's feature presentation, Zacharias Kunuk's Atanarjuat (The Fast Runner).

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