Fathers Through the Lens
Directed by Annemarie Jacir
Palestine, United Arab Emirates, France, Switzerland, Norway, Colombia, Qatar /2017/ 15+/ 100 min
Film screening followed by a Q&A session with the filmmakers:
Annemarie Jacir - Director
Ossama Bawardi - Producer
Mohammad Bakri - Actor
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.
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