||Diane Crespo and Stefan C. Schaefer|
||English, Hebrew and Arabic|
America also can be a site for arranged marriages. In Brooklyn two first-year teachers,
one an Orthodox Jew, the other a Syrian Muslim, meet and find they have much in common.
Each has a family trying to arrange a marriage for her.
At school, their conservative dress puts them at odds with the principal who feels they
are bound by outmoded customs, religions and patriarchal outlooks.
As the school year progresses, they learn what they share in common and are exposed to
their respective cultures.
Post-film discussion led by Elliot Kirschbaum.
About the director Diane Crespo
About the director Stefan C. Schaefer
Other background on the film.
A selection of reviews of the film.