The Clifton Center presents David, a film by Joel Fendelman. As the son of the Imam of the local Brooklyn mosque, 11-year-old David has to juggle the high expectations of his father and his feelings of isolation and difference. Through an innocent act of good faith, David 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 David 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.
Joel Fendelman is an accomplished award-winning film director. In 2008 he produced Needle Through Brick, a feature documentary which screened at the Museum of the Moving Image in New York. His short films have traveled the globe to prestigious festivals like Cannes, Chicago, Miami, and Zimbabwe. As a freelancer Joel has produced and edited content for companies such as A&E, PBS and American Express. Joel is currently working on his second feature film that takes place in Singapore about the story of a Filipina migrant worker.
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