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 though the process of arranged marriages through their respective religions 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. Film Movement (DVD Release Date: March 4, 2008), English, Unrated, DVD Run Time: 89 minutes.
Directors: Diane Crespo, Stefan C. Schaefer; Actors: Zoe Lister-Jones, Francis Benhamou, Marcia Jean Kurtz, John Rothman, Mimi Lieber.
A lovely little gem of a film, beautifully shot and perfectly cast...---Mary Glucksman, Film Critic