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Wajib (2017)

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Wajib gives an unfussily illuminating snapshot of modern-day Nazareth, where a majority Arab population - most seen here are Christian - has found ways to get along under the fiddly, capricious restrictions of the Israeli state.

December 29, 2017 | Full Review…

An intimate, well-played disquisition on what it means to be a Palestinian abroad versus a Palestinian at home.

August 10, 2017 | Full Review…

Wajib has its political and social background, but it can also be seen as the intimate nexus between two beings to whom distance... has distanced them. [Full review in Spanish]

July 5, 2018 | Full Review…

The director never intended to only have a summary of their lives, but rather an elegant and genuine story. [Full Review in Spanish]

July 3, 2018 | Rating: 8/10 | Full Review…

It is an example of the skillful handling of the narration on the part of [director] Annemarie Jacir, maintaining a certain balance between her most intimate speech and the most political or generalized... [Full review in Spanish]

May 29, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Annemarie Jacir's characters may not leave the city of Nazareth as they take a circular road trip in Wajib but the emotional distance they travel is considerable.

April 22, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

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