Gate #5 | الحوض الخامس
They were young, loved adventures, and had choices. In the 1960s and 70s, thousands of young Lebanese left their villages and searched for a new life in the city - as countless like-minded people around the globe. The port of Beirut, the city’s economic lung and central urban district, provided work for truck drivers - a job that stressed masculinity and became a lifestyle. During the years of the civil war (1975-90) the drivers were needed to maintain the supply of food, goods, and sometimes weapons between the divided sectors of the country. Some were humble, others were heroic, yet all were adventuresomeness and felt free.
DirectorSimon El Haber