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USA, 2011, 80 Minute Running Time
Topics: Coming of Age, Drama, Jewish Interest, Middle East
Program: World Cinema
Language: English, Arabic English Sub-Titles

Awards: Montreal: Ecumenical Prize

As the son of the Imam of the local Brooklyn mosque, 11-year old Daud has to juggle the high expectations of his father and his feelings of isolation and difference, even from his peers in the Muslim community. Through an innocent act of good faith, Daud inadvertently befriends a group of Jewish boys who mistake him for David, a fellow classmate at their orthodox school in the neighboring Jewish community. A genuine friendship grows between Daud and Yoav, one of the Jewish boys, and his family. Unable to resist the joy of a camaraderie that he has never felt before, Daud is drawn into a complicated dilemma inspired by the best of intentions. A charming coming of age tale promoting tolerance and cross-cultural understanding, David questions the boundaries of cultures and religions and looks at how static yet fluid these boundaries can be. Shot with a documentary-like realism, the film also features a sensitive dramatic performance by the well-known comedian Maz Jobrani as Daud’s conservative father. Winner: Eucmenical Prize 2011 Montreal World Film Festival, Special Jury Award Napa Valley Film Festival, Audience Award Brooklyn Film Festival

Director Joel Fendelman and Producer Stephanie Levy are expected to attend both the 1/8 and 1/10 screenings.

DIRECTOR: Joel Fendelman
Producer: Julian Schwartz, Stephanie Levy
Editor: Joel Fendelman
Screenwriter: Joel Fendelman, Patrick Daly
Cinematographer: Robbie Renfrow
Music: Gil Talmi
Principal Cast: Maz Jobrani, Muatasem Mishal, Binyomin Shtaynberger, Dina Shihabi, Gamze Ceylan,Noam Weinberg
Filmography: Debut Feature
Print Source: David The Movie LLC - www.david-themovie.com

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