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Nimisha Mukerji

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Nimisha Mukerji, the award-winning film and television director, discusses her new documentary, Tempest Storm, a look at the life of the legendary burlesque Tempest Storm, who at 88, reflects on her storied career in show business, her life and loves; with Joseph Planta.

Text of introduction by Joseph Planta:

I am Planta: On the Line, in Vancouver, at TheCommentary.ca.

The award-winning film and television director Nimisha Mukerji joins me again. Her latest, Tempest Storm had its Vancouver premiere this past weekend. The film is available on iTunes and video on demand. It’s a documentary that explores the life of the legendary burlesque star Tempest Storm. At the age of 88, Ms. Storm continues to tour and make public appearances. She’ll be on this program in the coming days. This documentary looks at the themes of class, race, and gender. As well as the costs of fame and a career, as Ms. Storm goes back to reconnect with an estranged daughter, siblings, and others. Nimisha Mukerji’s previous films include 65_RedRoses and Blood Relative, which she was last on with in 2012. The website for more is at www.tempeststormfilm.com. Please welcome back to the Planta: On the Line program from here in Vancouver today, Nimisha Mukerji; Ms. Mukerji, good morning.