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My Uncle the "Terrorist"

Spring Grant 2013 - Production Stage

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
Production Company
Seat 26

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’.


  • Main Contact

    Elias Moubarak

    +961 985 1883

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