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Woman’s cathartic memoir focuses on Hobson’s Choice—mom or dad


URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/arts/article/womans_cathartic_memoir_focuses_on_hobsons_choice_mom_or_dad_20061117

Devyani Saltzman sat frozen over her math homework as her parents screamed at each other one evening at the Cannes Film Festival in 1992. Her mother, the Indian-born filmmaker Deepa Mehta, had come to Cannes to premiere her first feature, "Sam & Me," about the unlikely relationship between an elderly Jew and his Indian caregiver. Devyani's father, Canadian-Jewish producer Paul Saltzman, had joined her to celebrate.Instead, their own relationship unraveled that evening in what was to be the last fight (and, essentially, the last day) of their marriage.

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