Barakah Meets Barakah, 2016

Mahmoud Sabbagh
Barakah Meets Barakah, 2016
Colour, Arabic (EN Subtitles)
1h 28min
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Barakah Meets Barakah tells the story of two young people who struggle to get to know each other in an environment hostile to dating of any kind. He is Barakah, a municipal civil servant from Jeddah who is also an amateur actor in a theatrical troupe. She is Barakah, a wild beauty who functions as a crowd-puller for her stylish mother’s boutique and runs her own widely seen vlog. They both defy custom and tradition, as well as the religious police, using both modern communication technologies and traditional dating methods. Barakah Meets Barakah is a film for anyone who wants an insightful and entertaining look into how things are done in Saudi Arabia.