Director:   Diane Crespo and Stefan C. Schaefer
Year:   2007
Language:   English, Hebrew and Arabic
Time:   90 minutes

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.

Rated PG.

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.