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"It became very apparent [during an improvisational workshop for Anatomy of Violence] that I didn't want to come back and cast kids. There was no way I could do it. It just would have been a travesty, and it would have been unnecessary. Seeing the adults playing kids, it was as if they were looking at their own lives, and that was so powerful. When something smells of honesty—I'm talking about what was happening in front of me—why would I want to come back and recreate something?"
-- Deepa Mehta


Source:
Houpt, Simon. "Mask of infamy." Interview with Deepa Mehta. Globe and Mail, September 9, 2016.