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FilmBath presents Wajib.
The titular wajib (meaning ‘duty’ or ‘task’ in Arabic) is the traditional Palestinian custom of delivering wedding invitations by hand. Abu Shadi’s daughter is getting married and his emigré son has returned to Nazareth to help with the preparations. Played by real-life father and son Mohammad and Saleh Bakri, the pair drive from house to house carrying out their duty – talking and arguing all the while. From this simple setup, Palestinian director Annemarie Jacir builds an incisive yet sensitive study of the two men and their Arab Christian community, in which ‘dry humour and understated heartbreak intersect as Jacir deftly blends the personal and the political’ – Mark Kermode.