GATE #5

By Simon EL HABRE

SIX ISLAND PRODUCTIONS - as PROD

Documentary - Completed 2012

From award-winning director Simon El Habre comes a new film about his father and the truck drivers of Beirut. An intimate story about the men who once risked death to deliver goods to a desperate country, and now find themselves out of work and forgotten.

Festivals
& Awards

Dubai DIFF 2012
Official Competition
Edinburgh 2012
    • Year of production
    • 2012
    • Genres
    • Documentary
    • Countries
    • LEBANON, CANADA, GERMANY
    • Languages
    • ARABIC, ENGLISH
    • Director(s)
    • Simon EL HABRE
    • Producer(s)
    • Georges SCHOUCAIR (Abbout Productions), Paul SCHERZER (Six Island Productions), Irit NEIDHARDT (mec film)
    • Synopsis
    • Beirut Port. Three truck drivers in their 60s sit waiting. Another lies in a hospital hooked up to a dialysis machine. Days on end they wait for something to happen. For life to begin again.
      Yet once upon a time these four men fearlessly drove some of the most hostile roads. Through gunfire and bombs they risked their lives to carry goods across war-torn Lebanon.
      But now they sit, waiting. Their only journey down memory lane, back to the Civil War years when life was one adrenaline rush full of violence and joy, facts and lies, myths and dreams.
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