Wajib directed by Annemarie Jacir (2017) Palestine offers a glimpse of Christian Arab daily life in Israel.
Shadi, a young Palestinian living in Italy, returns home to Bethlehem to help with preparations for his sister’s wedding.
He accompanies his father to deliver all the invitations by hand. Their interactions as they drive from house to house reveal some of their personal differences and their subsequent visits with friends and family only highlight the issues that divide them.
Perhaps the most difficult obstacle to overcome is the stark contrast between those who still live as part of a minority in the place their ancestors have lived for generations and those who chose or were forced to live somewhere else.
Wajib screens again Friday 3 August 2018 at Smith Rafael Film Center, San Rafael and Saturday 4 August 2018 at Piedmont Theatre, Oakland during San Francisco Jewish Film Festival 38.
For more information and tickets contact Jewish Film Institute.
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