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GATE # 5

by Simon El Habre

synopsis

This film is a portrait of a generation in Lebanon in the 1960s and 1970s, men who left their provincial villages to live in the capital and make a new life for themselves. Many of them, like the filmmaker’s father, became truck drivers at the time thanks to the prosperous activity of the port of Beirut. Yet as the country has changed, this era is sadly long gone.

international title: Gate # 5
original title: Al-Hawd Al-Khamis
country: Germany, Lebanon, United Arab Emirates
sales agent: Mec Film
year: 2011
genre: documentary
directed by: Simon El Habre
cinematography by: Bassem Fayad
film editing: Carine Doumit
producer: Irit Neidhardt, Paul Scherzer, Georges Schoucair
production: Mec Film, Six Island Productions, About Production