Miguel's War is the story of a 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 Miguel was inhibited by a deep inferiority complex and was incapable of asserting himself. In 1983 the deeply sensitive boy, desperate to prove he "exists" and can act like “a real man,” joined the fighting as part of an armed faction. But his experience was a failure. Traumatized, he immigrated to Madrid.
Lebanese director Eliane Raheb is the creator and director of several award-winning short films and documentaries. Eliane Raheb is the founder of ITAR Productions, a company that has produced award-winning documentaries broadcast on ARTE/ZDF, France 3, France 24, NHK, Al Jadeed, 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 is the six-time artistic director of its film festival Beirut Cinema Days.