"[Sam & Me] reflected the darkness I was feeling. I could explore what I was going through personally, try to understand what it meant to be an immigrant. It was frustrating to be a citizen of a country that doesn't accept you, to be an alien in a country that is supposed to be yours, to always be stopped and interrogated by customs officers."
-- Deepa Mehta
Gillmor, Don. "The divine Miss M." Toronto Life, October 2002.