Rochel is an Orthodox Jew, and Nasira a Muslim of Syrian origin. They are both beautiful 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.
Bonus short: The Raft, directed by Jan Thüring
- "The simple sweetness of this heartfelt effort arrives as both endearing and culturally provocative."
- "A gem of a film, beautifully shot and perfectly cast!"
- "ARRANGED is a must-see in this globalized world!"
Awards & Recognition
Best Feature Film
Brooklyn Int'l Film Festival
SXSW Film Festival
Washington Jewish Film Festival
Miami Jewish Film Festival
Berkshire Int'l Film Festival
Atlanta Jewish Film Festival
San Diego Jewish Film Festival
Fort Lauderdale Int'l Film Festival
Maine Jewish Film Festival
Toronto Jewish Film Festival
Grand Rapids Jewish Film Festival