This year’s Palestinian Oscar entry, Wajib, is a heart- warming story of the rediscovery and reconciliation of a troubled father-son relationship, Written and Directed by internationally acclaimed Annemarie Jacir (When I Saw You).
Abu Shadi is a divorced father and a school teacher in his mid-sixties living in Nazareth. After his daughter’s wedding, in one month, he will be living alone. Shadi, his architect son, arrives from Rome after years abroad to help his father with delivering the wedding invitations to each guest, in hand, as per local Palestinian custom. As the estranged pair spend the day together, the tense details of their relationship come to a head challenging their fragile and very different lives.
Directed by Annemarie Jacir
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