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Annemarie Jacir / Feature Narrative / Palestine, France, Colombia, Germany, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Norway / 2017 / Colour
In Arabic, Hebrew / English subtitles
Interests: Comedy, Drama, Politics, Road Trip, Based on a True Story, Identity, Satire
Qatar Premiere
Rated: Mature subject matter which may not be suitable for minors. Parental guidance is strongly advised.Individuals under the age of 15 are not admitted into cinemas.

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Shadi returns to his hometown to help his father hand-deliver his sister’s wedding invitations. He has spent the last several years abroad, and there is little he misses about this place he left a long time ago. As the two men drive around Nazareth, Abu-Shadi tries to connect with his son. Drily humorous, ‘Wajib’ takes place over the course of one day as these two men travel from house to house, beginning a new relationship, while at the same time trying to deal with old tensions.

This screening will be followed by a Q&A with the filmmaker.

About the Director

Annemarie has written, directed and produced over sixteen films with premieres in Cannes, Berlin, Venice, Locarno, and Toronto. All three features were Palestine’s Oscar entries. Founder of Philistine Films, she regularly collaborates as editor, screenwriter and producer with fellow filmmakers. With a commitment to hiring locally, Annemarie also mentors and actively promotes Arab cinema. She has been a jury member to numerous festivals, including Cannes, Berlin, and Sundance and is a member of the Asia Pacific Screen Academy, AMPAS and BAFTA.


Annemarie Jacir
Annemarie Jacir
Ossama Bawardi
Antoine Héberlé
Jacques Comets
Production Company
Philistine Films
Sales Company
Pyramide International
Production Company
Philistine Films
MC Distribution
Mohammad Bakri, Saleh Bakri