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Events: Q&A with Deepa Mehta and Film Screening

September 25, 2015

As part of the Vancouver International Film Festival, SFU Surrey will be hosting a special appearance by Oscar-nominated filmmaker Deepa Mehta, and a screening of two of her films, Heaven on Earth and Earth.

The event will open with a discussion with Mehta, moderated by Indira Prahst, head of the Dept of Sociology and Anthropology at Langara College and board member of the South Asian Film Education Society.

Heaven on Earth, released in 2008, Is about a young Indian Punjabi woman who finds herself in an abusive arranged marriage with an Indo-Canadian man.

Earth was released in 1998 and was adapted from Bapsi Sidhwa's novel Cracking India. Set amid the catastrophic changes and turmoil of the 1947 partition of Pakistan, it centres on the politics of land and nationalism.

Be sure to come early for this amazing event as seats are first come, first served. Admission is free.

Date: Monday, September 28, 2015

Time: 6:30PM Q&A; 7:00PM Film screenings

Location: SFU Surrey, Westminster Savings Theatre

For information on other VIFF events, please see their website.

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