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Watch Four New Clips From Annemarie Jacir's Award Winning WAJIB

A quartet of new clips from Jacir's award winning family drama.

Ahead of its UK/ROI cinema release on September 14th, four new clips have been released from Wajib, writer-director Annemarie Jacir's Palestine set family drama.

The film was Palestine's official entry at this year's Oscars and tells the story of a father and son who bond while delivering wedding invites across the city of Nazareth.

Check out the new clips below.

The official synopsis reads:

Abu Shadi (Mohammad Bakri) is a divorced father and a school teacher in his mid-60s living in Nazareth, (the largest Arab majority city in Israel). He is separated from his wife who lives in the US, so after his daughter’s wedding in one month he will be living alone.

Shadi (played by Mohammad Bakri’s real-life son Saleh Bakri), his architect son, arrives from Rome after years abroad to help his father in hand-delivering the wedding invitations to each guest, as is the local Palestinian custom. (The term wajib roughly translates as social duty.)

As the estranged pair spend the day together travelling all over the city visiting relatives, friends and people Abu Shadi is obligated to invite, the details of their relationship come to a head, challenging the preconceptions of their very different lives.