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"Living in India in this anniversary year [2017, the 70th anniversary of the partition of India], I recently watched Earth for the first time in fifteen years. In one hundred luminous minutes, [Deepa] Mehta captures the scale of India's division with nuance, cinematic eloquence, and emotional depth. The film is an historical drama that circumvents its staid genre by shifting the focus away from leaders and rallies to a small group of friends ripped apart by politics. It is an intimate piece that ruptures and expands in scale as history intervenes. Earth feels both timeless and timely. Since its first screening at the Toronto International Film Festival, it has aged into a new wisdom and relevance."
-- Bilal Qureshi


Source:
Qureshi, Bilal. "The Discomforting Legacy of Deepa Mehta's Earth." Film Quarterly 70, no. 4 (2017). (p. 79)