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FILM & SPOTLIGHT ARTIST // Wajib with Saleh Bakri

  • Landmark E Street Cinema 555 11th Street Northwest Washington, DC, 20004 United States (map)

A screening of Annemarie Jacir's Wajib, preceded by Bonboné by Rakan Mayasi and followed by a talkback with actor and Spotlight Artist Saleh Bakri.

 
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FEATURE // Wajib

by Annemarie Jacir
Feature | 97 min. | 2017

Abu Shadi is a divorced father and a school teacher in his mid-60s living in Nazareth. After his daughter’s wedding in one month he will be living alone. Shadi (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 per local Palestinian custom. As the estranged pair spend the day together, the tense details of their relationship come to a head challenging their fragile and very different lives.

 
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SHORT // Bonboné

by Rakan Mayasi
DC Premiere | 15 min.

The film revolves around a couple in Palestine as the husband is serving time in an Israeli jail. Where physical interaction in the jail is prohibited, the anxious couple decide to smuggle semen out of prison and give birth to a child. There follows a series of events pushing their trial to the edge, will they be able to meet their objective?

 
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SPOTLIGHT ARTIST // Saleh Bakri