Award winning director Simon El Habre's latest documentary Gate #5 had its world premiere at the 8th edition of the Dubai International Film Festival.
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.
Gate #5 will be released in 2012.