arts and pop culture | October 03, 2013

Keynote Review: Lavin Attends—And Loves!—A Lecture By Director Mira Nair

Last month, award-winning filmmaker Mira Nair gave a keynote speech at the University of Toronto Mississauga—and some of our staff were there to take it all in! Nair was chosen to deliver the school's prestigious annual Snider Lecture.

Here's what Octavia Ridout, one of our events coordinators at the agency, had to say about the event:

"Mira's talk was amazing! She packed the house at U of T's Mississauga campus. She is one fierce lady! She passionately spoke about her work, including her start in documentary filmmaking. She's extremely witty and her talk garnered a LOT of Q&A—which she insisted on extending for a few minutes to allow as many questions to be asked as possible. She was extremely gracious during the reception, allowing photos. She's a super-strong role model for women. The message I took from her talk is to never give up on your dreams, your passions, no matter how much rejection you face."

Above: Octavia (left) and Mira Nair at the U of T Mississauga keynote event. To book Mira Nair as a keynote speaker for your next event, contact The Lavin Agency.