2019 Summer Film Series: “Wajib” by Annemarie Jacir

Friday | June 7 | 6:00 p.m.
* A very light snack will be served at 5:30 p.m.
** This series is co-sponsored by the Center for Contemporary Arab Studies at Georgetown University.

A father and his estranged son must come together to hand deliver his daughter’s wedding invitations to each guest. Palestine | 2017, 94 min. 

To watch a trailer of the film, click here. To read a review, click here.


One of the leading filmmakers from the Arab world, Annemarie Jacir has written, directed and produced over sixteen films. Her three features to date (Salt of this Sea, When I Saw You, and Wajib) were selected as Palestine’s entry for the Oscars. With a commitment to teaching, training and hiring locally, Jacir also curates, actively promoting independent cinema in the region. Founder of Philistine Films, a production house with offices in Palestine and Jordan, she collaborates regularly with fellow filmmakers. She teaches screenwriting and works as a freelance editor and consultant. Her most recent film Wajib (2017) won 18 international awards including Best Film in Mar Del Plata, Dubai, Amiens, and Kerala. 


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