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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]



MONTREAL GAZETTE

“Joel Fendelman knows what it feels like to be a different, which is part of what drew hi to the notion of making a film about cultural differences - more specifically the seemingly gigantic gap between the Muslim and Jewish communities in Brooklyn.” [read more]


SOUTHERN JEWISH LIFE

“A movie about faith in the Orthodox Jewish and Muslim communities in New York City, friendship, family and the challenges of being different in America…” [read more]


VENÜ MAGAZINE

“But of all the independent films that I have screened this year, my top pick is is David, directed by Joel Fendelman, a simple, yet profound tale of the journey of an eleven-year-old Muslim boy, Daud, who suddenly finds himself immersed with boys his own age at an orthodox Jewish school.” [read more]