An absolutely delightfully executed film about the tensions and joys found between the traditional culture and contemporary life in America for two women from very different backgrounds. Rochel and Nasira, - an Orthodox Jew and a Muslim- while teaching in a Brooklyn school, unite to impart the lesson of acceptance to their students and form a strong friendship in the process. It is a slower film, at the pace of real life, exactly the stride which my mind wished to saunter this evening.
It was heartwarming and an important experience for the understanding of this beautiful country of America and the diversity it contains. There is, by the definition of humanity, strong bonds between us all that transcend and overpower the divides of dress, religion, and prejudice. This film highlighted that beautiful point within a context where most would consider it impossible.