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The Time that Remains: Israel-Palestine Film Series (Brookline MA)

  • Boston Workmen's Circle 1762 Beacon Street Brookline, MA, 02445 United States (map)

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Exploring the Israel-Palestine Conflict Through Film: A Series

The Mideast Working Group and the Adult Education Committee of Boston Workmen's Circle invite you to attend a screening of The Time that Remains -- four vignettes of Israel’s impact on Palestinians from 1948 to the present -- at the BWC building at 7 PM on Wednesday, October 28.

Elaine C. Hagopian, Prof. Emerita, Department of Sociology, Simmons College and an expert on the Middle East and civil rights who has written and lectured extensively will lead a discussion and answer questions following the film.

This is the second in a five-film series designed to broaden an understanding of the Israel-Palestine conflict for people just starting to learn about the issue as well as for seasoned activists.

“..a thorny and intricate film that is also breathtakingly simple and honest (A. O. Scott, New York Times)

“There are a dozen shots in this movie, maybe two dozen, that will stick with me for the rest of my moviegoing life… It’s a hell of a film to start the year with.” (Andrew O'Hehir, Salon)

“…deadpan humor in the style of Buster Keaton and Jacques Tati (V. A. Musetto, New York Post)

In four episodes, Suleiman recounts family stories inspired by his father Fuad's private diaries starting from when he was a resistance fighter in 1948, and his mother’s letters to family members who were forced to leave the country during the same period. In addition, Suleiman combines his own memories in an attempt to provide a portrait of the daily life of the Palestinians who were labeled "Israeli-Arabs" after they chose to remain in their country and become a minority. (Wikipedia)

Runtime: 109 minutes