Le Temps qu’il reste (الزمن الباقي)

An examination of the creation of the state of Israel in 1948 through to the present day. "The Time That Remains" is a semi biographic film, in four historic episodes, about a family--my family--spanning from 1948, until recent times. The film is inspired by my father’s diaries of his personal accounts, starting from when he was a resistant fighter in 1948, and by my mother’s letters to family members who were forced to leave the country since then. Combined with my intimate memories of them and with them, the film attempts to portray the daily life of those Palestinians who remained in their land and were labeled "Israeli-Arabs," living as a minority in their own homeland.

Director(s): Elia Suleiman

Actor(s): Saleh Bakri, Yasmine Haj, Leila Muammar

Duration: 109 min.

Production:The Film, Elia Suleiman