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Annemarie Jacir / Feature Narrative / Palestine, United Arab Emirates, France, Switzerland, Norway, Colombia, Qatar / 2017 / 100 min / DCP2K
In Arabic / English subtitles
Interests: Comedy, Drama, Politics, Road Trip, Based on a True Story, Identity, Satire
Qatar Premiere
Rated: Parental guidance advised for viewers under the age of 15. Individuals under the age of 15 are not admitted into cinemas unless accompanied by an individual aged 18 or over.


  • Thu, Apr 26, 07:00 PM, MIA-A
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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.

About the Director

Annemarie Jacir has written, directed and produced 16 films, two of which premiered at the Festival de Cannes, one at the Venice Film Festival and one at the Berlin International Film Festival. ‘Like Twenty Impossibles’ was the first Arab short film to screen in the Official Selection at Cannes, and it continued to break ground when it became a finalist for the Academy Awards. Jacir’s first feature, ‘Salt of this Sea’ (2008), premiered at Cannes, was Palestine’s 2008 Oscar Entry, won the FIPRESCI Prize, and was named Best Film in Milan and Traverse City. ‘When I Saw You’ was named Best Asian Film at Berlin, and Best Film at Abu Dhabi, Olympia, Amiens and Phoenix Film Festivals.


Annemarie Jacir
Annemarie Jacir
Ossama Bawardi
Jacques Comets
Antoine Héberlé
Production Company
Philistine Films
Mohammad Bakri Saleh Bakri


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