David & Kamal
Genre: Drama | Director: Kikuo Kawasaki | Language: Arabic, English Subtitles | Length: 78 minutes | Country: Israel, Palestine | Year: 2011 | Rating: NR
Nine year old boys with nothing in common strike up a tender friendship following a tense first encounter in this warm-hearted drama from Israel. His parents divorced, young David has just arrived in Israel from America for a visit with his father when local Arab Kamal snatches a pouch of collectable coins right out of his hands. Abandoned by his father, Kalal lives in an Arab neighborhood of Jerusalem, and works hard to ensure that his mothers and sisters are well fed. After Kamal steals David’s coins, the young victim scours the streets for the thief and runs afoul of a local Arab gang. When Kamal comes to David’s rescue, the two young boys forge a powerful bond that transcends social taboos by revealing how well they can get along despite their differences.
NCSCOS Essential Standards: 7.C.1.1