Annemarie Jacir's third feature is ostensibly a jovial story about a father and son's comical encounters as they enact a pre-wedding custom. But Wajib reveals much about the disjuncture between pragmatism and romanticism in the face of political conflict, as well as the ongoing difficulties faced by Palestinians both in their homelands and abroad, writes Dave Crewe.
Asian cinema, Middle East, Palestine, tradition, marriage, matrimony, Nazareth, Israel, Palestine Liberation Organization, Christian, Muslim, politics, culture.
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