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