Frank Barat

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Frank Barat
Frank Barat
Frank Barat at SOAS 2014
OccupationActivist, author, film producer
Notable worksAs Editor:

Frank Barat is a French activist, author and film producer. He was the coordinator of the Russell Tribunal on Palestine from 2008 until 2014.[1] He is the co-founder of BARC Productions, a film production company, created in Brussels in February 2019.[2] He has edited books with Noam Chomsky, Ilan Pappé, Ken Loach and Angela Davis. He was part of the founding team of the Festival Ciné-Palestine [3] in Paris and the Palestine with Love [4] festival in Brussels.

Barat has written for The Nation,[5] Al Jazeera English,[6] Jadaliyya,[7] The New Internationalist,[8] The Electronic Intifada,[9] The Palestine Chronicle,[10] Middle East Eye,[11] Ceasefire Magazine,[12] ROAR Magazine,[13] Counterpunch[14] and Mondoweiss[15]



  • Director/Producer: Nine days In Palestine, 2008. During the winter of 2007 a group of 18 people took part in a study tour with the Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions. The aim was to gain a better understanding of the situation by witnessing the facts on the ground.
  • Director/Producer: Life Under Occupation, 2008. A documentary about life in Palestine and more especially in Nablus, the biggest city of the West Bank.[21]
  • London Recruits, 2020. Co-producer, London Recruits, 2020. A Barefoot Rascals production in association with BARC Productions. During the 60s and 70s young revolutionaries, recruited in London, undertook daring missions inside Apartheid South Africa for the ANC. Director & Producer: Gordon Main.[22]

Selected Television Interviews[edit]

  • After Brussels Attack, Will Response Be More War or a Look at the Root Causes of Terrorism? Interview by US TV Channel, Democracy Now! March 2016. [23]
  • Global Palestine and worldwide solidarity - Frank Barat - Part 2. Frank Barat speaks at the University of Chile Faculty of Law, focusing on Global Palestine, worldwide solidarity and the need to remain optimistic.[24]
  • How Can we solve the Israeli Palestine Problem? Barat Speaks as the coordinator of the Russell Tribunal on Palestine[25]


  1. ^ "The Russell Tribunal on Palestine". The Russell Tribunal on Palestine.
  2. ^ "Frank Barat". Screen Brussels.
  3. ^ "Homepage | Festival Ciné Palestine".
  5. ^ "Frank Barat". The Nation.
  6. ^ "Frank Barat". Al Jazera.
  7. ^ "Frank Barat". Jadaliyya.
  8. ^ "Author Details". The New Internationalist.
  9. ^ "Frank Barat". The Electronic Intifada.
  10. ^ "What Hope is there?". The Palestine Chronicle.
  11. ^ "Barat". The Middle East Eye.
  12. ^ "Frank Barat". Cease Fire Magazine.
  13. ^ "Frank Barat - Resilliance". ROAR Magazine.
  14. ^ "An Interview with Roger Waters". Counterpunch.
  15. ^ "'Palestine Place' comes to London, and the west will never be the same". Mondoweiss.
  16. ^ Noam, Chomsky (November 2010). Gaza In Crisis. Haymarket Books. ISBN 1608460975.
  17. ^ Chomsky, Noam (April 2015). [1608464709 On Palestine] Check |url= value (help). Haymarket Books. ISBN 1608464709.
  18. ^ Loach, Ken (June 2014). Défier Le Récit Des Puissants. Indigène Editions. ISBN 979-1090354531.
  19. ^ Davis, Angela (2016). Freedom Is A Constant Struggle. Haymarket Books. ISBN 1608465640.
  20. ^ Barat, Frank (December 2011). Corporate Complicity In Israel’s Occupation. Pluto Press. ISBN 0745331602.
  21. ^ Barat, Frank. "Life Under Occupation".
  22. ^ Main, Gordon. "London Recruits". London Recruits Film.
  23. ^ Barat, Frank. "After Brussels Attack, Will Response Be More War or a Look at the Root Causes of Terrorism". Democracy Now!.
  24. ^ Barat, Frank. "Global Palestine and worldwide solidarity". YouTube.
  25. ^ Moukaddem, Sami. "How Can We solve the Palestinian Israeli Problem?". Palestine Israel Problem. Abalabal. Retrieved July 2012. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)