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One Boy. Two Faiths.

 
 

Faith, Friendship, Family… and the challenges of being different in America.


About

As the son of the Imam of the local Brooklyn mosque, eleven year-old Daud has to juggle the high expectations of his Father (Maz Jobrani) 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 as 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, David, as he is known to the kids, is drawn into a complicated dilemma inspired by youthful deceit and the best of intentions.

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. . . message of open-mindedness and tolerance.
— Kevin Laforest, Montreal Hour

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Reviews


VARIETY

“Bridging one of the world's defining sociopolitical rifts one 11-year-old at a time, quietly engaging indie "David" brings charm, sympathy and understatement to its microcosmic story of a young Muslim Brooklynite whose circumstances lead him to pass as Jewish.” [read more]


THE NEW YORK JEWISH WEEK

“In ‘David,’ a story of interfaith friendship manages to avoid feel-good clichés.” [read more]

 
 

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Cast

 

 

Filmmakers

 
 

Joel Fendelman

Writer | Producer | Director

Patrick Daly

Writer | Producer | Co-Director

Stephanie Levy

Executive Producer

Maz Jobrani

Producer | Actor

Robbie Renfrow

Director of Photography

Gil Talmi

Composer

Jason Dubin

Executive Producer

Yuta & Asmi

Muslim and Jewish Advisors

 
 

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