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My Uncle the "Terrorist"

Spring Grant 2013 - Production Stage
Current project status: POST-PRODUCTION

Elias Moubarak / Feature Documentary / Lebanon, Germany, Qatar / 2016 / 90 min / Original Language: Arabic, English, French / Interests: Documentary, Politics, Social Issues, History, Biography, Violence, Based on a True Story, Middle Eastern, Psychological, Creative Bio, Creative Documentary, Poetic Documentary


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.


Elias Moubarak

About the Director

Born in 1985, Elias Moubarak is a Lebanese filmmaker and professional photographer. He graduated from the Lebanese American University, where he majored in communication arts, specialising in radio, film and television. He has directed several short films, including ‘Baghdad 64’ (2008) which was selected for a number of film festivals. He has worked as a director of photography and editor; since 2009, his photography has been published in numerous books and magazines, and has been exhibited on several occasions, including in a solo photography exhibition entitled ‘Rust Never Sleeps’.

Production Company Profile

RedLine is a Beirut-based media production company. Launched in 2008, its profile is focused on the areas of new media, film and television production.

Founded by Qatari producer Aya Al Blouchi, Seat 26 Productions is a Lebanese production company that aims to support young filmmakers achieve their dream projects. The company invests in student films and produces short and feature-length fiction and documentary films by first- and second-time filmmakers. Seat 26 also aims to diversify into local, regional and international co-production projects. The company’s mandate is to spread film within the community by using it as a craft and medium for storytelling. From a cultural and educational perspective, Seat 26 conducts industry-related workshops, with a focus on script writing and editing. As an investor, Al Blouchi was an executive producer on several short films, including Bachir Abou Zeid’s ‘Soldier 888’; Hala Matar’s ‘Desire’; and Amir Fakih’s ‘Batikh ya Watan’. Her feature filmography includes co-production of Elie Khalife’s ‘Single, Married, Divorced’, and executive producer and producer credits on Abou Zeid’s ‘Mafkoud’.


  • Main Contact

    Elias Moubarak

    +961 985 1883

  • Production Company

    Seat 26

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