The Time That Remains

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Original title The Time That Remains
Category Drama, History
UK Release Date
Production year 2009
Production Country
Directors Elia Suleiman
Cast Ali Suliman, Saleh Bakri, Avi Kleinberger, Doraid Liddawi, Amer Hlehel, Nati Ravitz, Elia Suleiman
Distributor New Wave Films


The Time That Remains is a semi-autobiographical film, in four episodes, about a family, my family, from 1948 until recent times. The film is inspired by my father's private diaries, starting from when he was a resistance fighter in 1948, and by my mother's letters to family members who were forced to leave the country. Combined with my intimate memories of them and with them, the film attempts to portray the daily life of those Palestinians who remained and were labelled "Israeli-Arabs", living as a minority in their own homeland.