Born 1942, Jalsan India.

He was trained in Switzerland and joined the National Film Board in the 1970’s, where he created a number of films based on using beads, cutouts, multiple exposures, intricately designed backgrounds and backlit plasticine figures.

His interests are in religion and mythology. Paradise is considered his finest work. It involves an envious blackbird who covets the lifestyle of a beautiful bird in an emperor’s palace, only to discover when he acquires it that a golden cage does not provide as much pleasure as the open skies.

His films include: How Death Came To Earth (1971), Bead Game (1977) Afterlife (1978), Paradise (1985) and Divine Fate (1993).


Article book:

Take One’s Essential Guide to Canadian Film. Ed., Wyndham Wise. University of  Toronto Press 2001: “Patel Isu”: 162.