Toms River Library To Host Award-Winning Film, “David”

June 28, 2017

TOMS RIVER – Moviegoers ages 10 and up are invited to the Toms River Branch of the Ocean County Library, 101 Washington St., for a discussion and screening of the award-winning independent film, “David” at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, July 13.

'David' tells the story of Daud, an eleven year old Muslim boy growing up in Brooklyn. Through an innocent act of good faith, Daud inadvertently befriends a group of Jewish boys who mistake him as a fellow classmate at their Orthodox school. Daud struggles to keep his faith concealed in fear of losing his newly founded friendships.

The viewing will be followed by a moderated discussion by a member of the group, Ocean County Reaching Across Faith Traditions (RAFT). The movie runs 80 minutes and is not rated.

Through shared experiences, RAFT’s vision is “to create a vibrant community that fosters respect, friendship, and appreciation through shared knowledge of all faiths.” For more information on their group visit their website: https://oceancountyraft.wixsite.com/mysite.

The movie is made possible by a grant from Ocean County Cultural & Heritage Commission, a division of the Ocean County Department of Parks & Recreation. This program is free and open to the public but registration is required. To register call 732-349-6200 or visit www.theoceancountylibrary.org

Free parking is available on weekdays after 5 p.m. in the top two levels of the Toms River parking garage located behind the library. Free parking is available anytime in the Ocean County parking garage on Hooper Avenue.

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