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"What is exceptional about this short film [Desperanto, Patricia Rozema's contribution to Montréal vu par...] is that in addition to examining the linguistic and cultural differences that divide Canada, Rozema analyzes the presentation of these differences (through speech and gesture) in the media."
-- Robert L. Cagle

Cagle, Robert L. "A Minority on Someone Else's Continent: Identity, Difference, and the Media in the Films of Patricia Rozema." In Gendering the Nation: Canadian Women's Cinema, edited by Kay Armatage, Kass Banning, Brenda Longfellow, and Janine Marchessault. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1999. (p. 194)