"I grew up with an amazing father, but Arab men have a very bad rap in North America. So in this movie I wanted to show a different side to the Arab man, and I think I've succeeded. He's a real man. He's got his vulnerabilities, his rage, his despair—and at the end of the day, the most important thing to him is his daughter. My father raised his three daughters to be feminists. The Arab men that I know in my life are macho, yes, but they'd also go to the ends of the earth for their daughters."
-- Ruba Nadda
York, Geoffrey. "The story of palpable, suffocating fear." Globe and Mail, March 28, 2012.