GATE #5

SIMON EL HABRE

5 February 2019, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Gate #5 is the second documentary from award‐winning Lebanese director Simon El‐Habre (The One-Man Village). The film follows truck drivers whose lives revolve around waiting at the city’s port, which is closely intertwined with Lebanon’s history.

The film is a journey through time and space. It retraces the life story of Najm and other Lebanese truck drivers, from the late 1960s until today; a path marked by rural/urban migration, civil war and changes in the economic system. Najm traded his truck for a taxicab. His companions never left the port although they struggle to make ends meet.

The screening will be followed by a Q&A with director Simon El Habre.

2011 | 1h 24min

Language: Arabic with English Subtitles

Location: Auditorium, Second Floor

Free Entrance | Limited Seats

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