Shadi is a hipster Palestinian architect living in Italy. He returns to Nazareth for his sister’s wedding, helping his father, Abu, in the tradition of hand-delivering hundreds of invitations to guests. As they spend time together, both father and son have their views on family and tradition challenged, as they grapple with the Palestinian reality of living under occupation.
Dir: Annemarie Jacir
Arabic (English subtitles)
Drama / comedy
This film is screened as part of London Migration Film Festival. The goal of the festival is to portray the diversity, nuance and subjective experience within migration – including and beyond the refugee experience – in order to restore the dignity and humanity inherent within it. It challenges the rhetoric that overwhelmingly reduces migrants to enemies or victims.