This week’s multicultural movie review is on the American movie David.

IMDB Summary: ‘David’ tells the story of Daud, an eleven-year-old religious Muslim boy growing up in Brooklyn. Concealing his Muslim identity, Daud inadvertently befriends a group of Jewish boys who through a haphazard sequence of events mistake him for being Jewish and accept him as one of their own. A genuine bond of friendship is formed between Daud and Yoav, one of the Jewish boys. Daud experiences a sense of freedom, joy, and camaraderie that he has never felt before, and for a brief time enjoys being a carefree eleven-year-old Brooklyn boy. When the Jewish boys discover Daud’s true identity, Daud’s world is shattered, and he is left alone, struggling to come to terms with his place in the world.

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David Multicultural Movie Review

Multicultural Topics Addressed

  • An interfaith friendship between a Muslim and an Orthodox Jew
  • The unique positions of Arab and Orthodox Jewish communities in America
  • Conservative religious backgrounds
  • Struggling with feelings of isolation and difference in one’s own community
  • The tension within conservative communities living in America
  • Muslim identity issues in the American society
  • Stereotypes about Islam in America vs. Islamic world stereotypes about Americans and Jews

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IMDB Rating: 7.7/10


Starring Taoufik Abid, Diab Ahmar, Amer Almaaly

Directed by Joel Fendelman, Patrick Daly

Produced by Joel Fendelman, Patrick Daly, Julian Schwartz, Maz Jobrani

Movie Awards

  • Won Best Feature (Audience Award)
  • Won Prize of the Ecumenical Jury at Montréal World Film Festival
  • Won Best Feature (George Sidney Independent Film Competition Winner)
  • Nominated for Grand Prix des Amériques at Montréal World Film Festival


Released: 2011 (USA)

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