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My Uncle the "Terrorist" (Khali El "Irhabi")

Qumra Projects

Elias Moubarak / Feature Documentary / Lebanon, Germany, Qatar / 2016 / 90 min
In Arabic, English, French / French, German subtitles
Interests: Documentary, Middle Eastern, Politics, History, Biography, Social Issues, Violence, Psychological, Based on a True Story, Creative Bio, Creative Documentary, Poetic Documentary
Rated: Mature subject matter. Not suitable for minors. Individuals under the age of 18 are not admitted into cinemas.

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When I was a child, there was a portrait of a man in our house. I never knew who he was; nobody in my family spoke much about him. As time passed, I discovered he was my Uncle Fouad, and he was a poet. Later, I discovered he was one of the founders of the Black September Organisation, and one of the engineers of the 1972 Munich massacre. This film seeks to break the silence and to discover the uncle I have never known, to question whether the end justifies the means, and to reveal the effects of having someone with this reputation in one’s family.

About the Director


Elias Moubarak
Among many other people, family and friends of my uncle have confirmed their presence in the movie so far. Absences will be mentioned as "fear and silence" are an important factor in this movie. (more details in the PDF file)


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