Director Eliane Raheb about MIGUEL’S WAR (2021)


Director Eliane Raheb in conversation with Heleen Gerritsen and Rabih El-Khoury (DFF).

Record at DFF cinema on November 7th, 2021.

Teenager Michel, raised in a conservative family, has never been able to assert himself. To prove he can act like a “real man,” he fights alongside an armed group in the Lebanese civil war before emigrating to Spain. There he becomes Miguel and tries to break away from his former life through debauchery. Three decades later, Miguel feels ready to confront the ghosts of his past.

Eliane Raheb’s documentary combines animation, theater and archival footage and won the 2021 Berlinale Teddy Award.

AANAF HOB. Miguel’s War
Lebanon/Germany/Spain 2021
Director: Eliane Raheb