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David

DAVID tells the story of an 11-year-old Muslim boy growing up in Brooklyn.  As the son of the Imam of the local mosque, Daud has to juggle his father’s high expectations, the dynamics of a conservative family, and being different—even from his Muslim peers.  Through an innocent act of good faith, he befriends a group of Yeshiva students who mistake him for being Jewish and accept him as one of their own.  Unable to resist the joy of a camaraderie that he has never felt before, David, as he’s now known to the Jewish boys, is drawn into a complicated situation based upon both the best of intentions and youthful deceit.  Winner of the Ecumenical Prize and the Audience Award at the 2011 Montreal World and Brooklyn Film Festivals.

USA, 2011, 80 min, Directed by Joel Fendelman

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