Ali Akilah is 96 years old and today lives in Amman. He was born and lived in Lifta, the Palestinian village whose area today corresponds to West and North Jerusalem. He graduated in Medicine in Beirut and worked as a doctor in Haifa until 1948. While he recalls the events of his life, a feeling of "permanent impermanence" permeates his words. The short film was inspired by Giorgio Agamben’s writing on the "state of exception".