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Odyssey Film Club: Wajib

  • Harris Academy South Norwood 2 Cumberlow Avenue London SE25 6AE (map)

Dir. Annemarie Jacir • 2018 • Palestine • Drama • 95 mins • Cert 15 • English Subtitles

Join us on the fourth Wednesday of every month for Odyssey Film Club, a special strand designed to shine a light on cinema from around the world.

This month we take a journey to Palestine for Annemarie Jacir’s multi-award winning road movie Wajib.

Shadi returns home to Palestine to join his father in the centuries-old tradition of hand delivering wedding invitations for his sister’s wedding, a formality known as ‘Wajib’. What follows is an often funny and touching familial road movie, intertwined with the striking political tensions of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict.

A nuanced and cleverly portrayed story of family living under oppression, and the unavoidable cross-generational tensions that come with parent-child relationships.

Stay after the film to enjoy some traditional Palestinian food and drink, alongside a roundtable discussion.

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