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Directed by Diane Crespo & Stefan Schaefer

USA | 90 minutes | 2007

English, Hebrew, Arabic, Spanish with English subtitles

Rochel is an Orthodox Jew, and Nasira a Muslim of Syrian origin. They are both young teachers at a public school in Brooklyn. They also have something else in common — they are going through the process of getting "arranged marriages" through their respective religious and traditional customs. With both family pressure on the one hand, and the rejection of traditional values by the outside world on the other, Rochel and Nasira will have to rely on each other and their friendship to pull through this difficult time of their lives, striving to be strong women in charge of their own happiness, while keeping their deep religious and cultural convictions.
Director Diane Crespo & Stefan Schaefer
Countries of Production USA
Year of Presentation 2007
Language(s) English, Hebrew, Arabic, Spanish with English subtitles
Premiere Status
Runtime 90 minutes
Principal Cast Zoe Lister-Jones, Francis Benhamou, Mimi Lieber, John Rothman

Winner of the Audience Award at Outfest

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