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"[During the quest to finance Sabah] I hit rock bottom so many times. My 'babies' [short films] were basically used against me because I'd never done anything slick. But a story is a story; and if I can tell a story in one minute, I can do it in ninety. And all throughout the process I was attacked for making Sabah an older woman. 'A forty year-old woman in a bathing suit?' That's so sexist, yet so real. Since making the film, no one has ever mentioned it again."
-- Ruba Nadda

Elia, Noelle. "Ruba Nadda's gift." Point of View: POV, Summer 2005. (p. 21)