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Film Screening and Conversation with Director Eliane Raheb

MIGUEL'S WAR (Lebanon, 2021)
Bald man wearing a pink boa looking at himself in the mirror
Wed, Mar 8, 2023, 6:00 pm
Communications Building Room 150

For 37 years, Miguel has been living as an exiled queer person in Spain and has become a successful interpreter.  In his quest of finding some emotional balance, he decides to return to Lebanon.  This film is the story of a gay man confronting the ghosts of his past and exploring hidden longings, unrequited love and tormented feelings of guilt.  This powerful documentary received the Teddy Award at the Berlinale Film Festival, one of the most prestigious global recognitions for a queer film.  

Eliane Raheb is a Lebanese director of several award-winning short films and documentaries.  Raheb is the founder of ITAR Productions, a company that has produced award-winning documentaries broadcast on ARTE/ZDF and the Al Jazeera Documentary channel, and screened in international film festivals worldwide.  Raheb is a founding member of the "Beirut DC" Association for Cinema, and a six-time artistic director of its film festival "Beirut Cinema Days."  

This event is co-sponsored by the Film and Digital Media Department and Porter College, with the support of the Center for the Middle East and North Africa.