2012 Charlotte Jewish Film Festival

Tuesday, February 28

Film: David: The Movie
Venue: Levine JCC
Time: 7:00PM
David: The Movie

David: The Movie

Followed by panel discussion

Sponsored by: Mecklenburg Ministries

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Ecumenical Prize Winner-Montreal World Film Festival 2011

One boy…two faiths.

"David: The Movie" is the remarkable story of one 11-year-old boy who innocently manages to break down interfaith barriers. It is a story of faith, friendship and family and the challenges of being different in America.

As the son of a Brooklyn Imam, 11-year-old Daud has to juggle the high expectations of his Father (Maz Jobrani in a great performance) and his feelings of isolation and difference. Through an innocent act of good faith, Daud inadvertently befriends a group of Jewish boys who mistake him as a fellow classmate. A genuine friendship grows between Daud and one of the Jewish boys. Unable to resist the joy of a camaraderie he's never known, "David," as he is known to the Jewish kids, is drawn into a complicated dilemma inspired by youthful zest and the best of intentions.

Along with the Ecumenical Prize at the Montreal World Film Festival, "David: The Movie" won the Special Jury Award at the Napa Valley Film Festival.


"'David's' many small virtues add up to a winning whole, its message of cultural reconciliation presented sans preachiness, melodrama, easy answers or sweeping generalities. 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..." -Variety

". . . refreshing feeling of authenticity." -Montreal Gazette

Complete list of honors and awards:

Winner - Ecumenical Prize
2011 Montreal World Film Festival

Audience Award
2011 Brooklyn Film Festival

Audience Award
2011 Napa Valley Film Festival

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Director: Joel Fendelman

Language: English

Run time: 80 minutes


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