A New View Film Series Presents: Arranged
When: Thursday, August 20, 2015 at 6:30 P.M.
Where: Eidson-Duckwall Recital Hall in Butler University’s Robertson Hall
As a nation of immigrants, we all have experienced or know the stories of religious or cultural traditions that our ancestors cast off as they assimilated to American society. But often, traditions are kept and treasured. It can be too easy to view those practices as outmoded or out of step. That may be a rush to judgment. The case is true with far more than traditions, though. How often, out of ignorance or viewing with only one perspective do we criticize or view as odd something that is valued and cherished by others and that, when we learn about them or change our lens, we understand the value, even if it’s something we’d never choose for ourselves? Such openness to other viewpoints and ways of doing things are key to finding harmony within a diverse community. We all would do well to look at our own views and see how shifting our own lenses would change how we regard the world.
Arranged centers on the friendship between an Orthodox Jewish woman and a Muslim woman who meet as first-year teachers at a public school in Brooklyn. Over the course of the year they learn they share much in common – not least of which is that they are both going through the process of arranged marriages.
About A New View Film Series:
Each of us has a unique view through which we see the world. Shaped by our experiences, culture, and familial identity, this view forms our beliefs, values, and way of life. A New View Film Series will journey outside everyday life to explore new worldviews through the screening of five films. Each screening will be followed by a discussion of the film lead by Louise Henderson, former Festival Director and Head Documentary Programmer for Heartland Film Festival, now an independent film producer and film festival consultant. The series will take place every other month from August 2015 through April 2016 at Butler University’s Eidson-Duckwall Recital Hall. The series is free and open to the public.
Presented and Facilitated by the Desmond Tutu Center, Center for Interfaith Cooperation, and Butler University’s Amnesty International and Center for Faith and Vocation