Director:  Najwa Najjar
Documentary.  20 mins., 1999.  Palestine
Arabic with English translation

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NAIM & WADEE’A  a 20-minute documentary on Yaffa before 1948.  The documentary explores social life in Yaffa through a miniature portrait of a Palestinian couple, Wadee’a Aghabi and Naim Azar … the filmmaker’s grandparents who lived in the city, and the effect leaving Yaffa had on them.

The story is built on the oral history of the three daughters of Naim and Wadee’a … Mary, Janette and Therese.  Their daughters preserved their memories, taking the audience into lives of Naim and Wadee’a and into the city they were forced to leave behind.