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Wajib: The Wedding Invitation

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“Mixing barbed familial humour and…wry warmth…Jacir ties the intimate connections of family to [a] shifting political landscape…deeply revelatory”

The Sunday Age

Family obligations bring Rome-based architect Shadi (Saleh Bakri) back to his hometown for his sister’s wedding. As custom dictates, father and son set out to hand-deliver the wedding invitations in person, affording the two men more than enough time to explore each other's long-held frustrations and grievances. 

Palestinian writer-director Annemarie Jacir’s multi-layered comedy drama ruefully explores the generational divide of an Arab-Israeli family living in Nazareth. Starring real-life father and son, Mohammad and Saleh Bakri, Jacir continues exploring the impact of cultural displacement by focusing on Palestinians living inside Israel and teasing out the complex politics at play.