JOEL FENDELMAN FILMS

About the Film June 23, Has your community ever had a dark secret in its past that was never discussed? Filmmaker Joel Fendelman talks about the shocking story he tells in his film Man on Fire, and how it can be a conversation starter. He currently resides in New York City. His research interests are in cultural and racial rhetorics, public memory, and writing assessment, and his research has appeared or is forthcoming in College Composition and Communication, Pedagogy, Journal of Contemporary Rhetoric, Present Tense, and Writing Program Administration. Please review our comment guidelines. United States, , 80 min Shooting Format:

Joel Fendelman, Patrick Daly – Cinematographer: Gil Talmi – Sound Design: Although the town fathers claim the stories are just rumors, African Americans from neighboring towns still avoid passing through. Based loosely on Joel’s experience of growing up Jewish in Miami “David” was created with the intention of exploring themes of identity and the struggle to fit in. 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. IMDb Vote or Review.

The two lead actors are kids from the neighborhood and the film was shot entirely in Bay Ridge and Borough Park. Gil Talmi – Sound Design: His research interests are in cultural and racial rhetorics, public memory, and writing assessment, and his research has appeared or is forthcoming in College Composition and Communication, Pedagogy, Journal of Contemporary Rhetoric, Present Tense, and Writing Program Administration.

How can tragedy be used for people to find common ground?

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Man on Fire

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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Robbie Renfrow – Fims Based loosely on Joel’s experience of growing up Jewish in Miami “David” was created with the intention of exploring themes of identity and the struggle to fit in. He currently resides in New York City.

United States,80 min Shooting Format: Joel Fendelman, Patrick Daly – Cinematographer: Joel Fendelman has spent the last 7 years in Brooklyn producing and directing award winning films. Jason Dubin, Andrew Cohen – Producer: Has your community ever had a dark secret in its past that was never discussed? Susanne Kraft Bobby Mims. Julian Schwartz – Screenwriters: Synopsis ‘David’ tells the story of Daud, an eleven year old religious Muslim boy growing up in Brooklyn.

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About the director Joel Fendelman has spent the last 7 years in Brooklyn producing and directing award winning films. Harvest Season By Bernardo Ruiz. A genuine bond of friendship is formed between Daud and Yoav, on 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.

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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. This horrifying moment intertwines with a town’s history that almost no one seems to want to talk about.

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Charm City By Marilyn Ness. About the Film June 23, What responsibility does a community have to answer to a situation like this? Oral history has it that there were signs at each end of the town warning African Americans to leave before sunset, and stories of lynchings and beheadings are well-known.

DAVID by Joel Fendelman @ Brooklyn Film Festival

A year-old white Methodist minister named Charles Moore drove to an empty parking lot in his old hometown of Grand Saline, Texas, and set himself on fire. The King By Eugene Jarecki.

In developing the script for “David”, Joel spent a year immersed in both the orthodox Jewish and conservative Muslim neighborhoods of Brooklyn. Black Memorabilia By Chico Colvard. Sanchez has long been fascinated with the stories of his hometown, Grand Saline, TX, and will be completing an academic manuscript about it in the next couple of years.

The shroud of secrecy ended when Charles Moore self-immolated and the media took note. Filmmaker Joel Fendelman talks about the shocking story he tells in his film Man on Fire, and how it can be a conversation starter. Although the town fathers claim the stories are just rumors, African Americans from neighboring towns still avoid passing through.

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