Wajib

Wajib
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After years abroad in Italy, architect Shadi (Saleh Bakri) returns to his native home of Nazareth. But this is no spectacular homecoming: he’s back somewhat begrudgingly to honour his “wajib” (or duty) to hand out invitations to his sister’s wedding with his father, Abu Shadi (played by Saleh Bakri’s real-life father, actor-director Mohammad Bakri). Travelling around the city together in a car, often stuck in traffic, the simmering tensions between them build. Shadi represents the views of Palestinians abroad, who may remain politically engaged but grow naïve in their ideas about life back home; and his father is the voice of those who remain, negotiating the everyday compromises necessitated by life as an Arab in Nazareth.

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Director
Annemarie Jacir
Country
Palestine
Duration
97 mins
Language
Arabic
Cast
Maria Zreik, Mohammed Bakri, Saleh Bakri

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