Assistive Technologies


1hr 36mins
Directed by
Annemarie Jacir
Mohammad Bakri,
Saleh Bakri,
Tarik Kopty
Film Language

Screening in partnership with the Transnational Literature Series at Brookline Booksmith, and co-presented by the Boston Palestine Film Festival.

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, his architect son, arrives from Rome after years abroad to help his father in hand delivering the wedding invitations 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.

About the Transnational Literature Series at Brookline Booksmith

​The Transnational Literature Series focuses on books concerned with migration, displacement, and exile, with particular emphasis on works in translation.

Transnational Literature Series

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