December 2, 2021 18:30

Miguel’s War

2021 | Lebanon, Germany, Spain | 128 min
Directed by Eliane Raheb

A documentary hybrid about Miguel, a young gay man who grew up oppressed and shamed during the Lebanese civil war. Raised by a conservative Catholic father and an authoritarian Syrian mother, teenage Migue tries to escape the inferiority complex and become “a real man” by joining an armed faction – a trauma that made him immigrate to Madrid, Barcelona. After many destructive situations, Miguel becomes a conference interpreter in Barcelon and now only, 37 years after leaving Lebanon, he is ready to face the ghosts and traumas of the past to regain his emotional balance and maybe even find love.

The screening will be followed by a Q&A session.

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