Gate #5

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Independent
| 84
Arabic
| German (Germany)

Simon El Habre's documentary, a follow up to “One Man Village” is a study of the bygone days of the once bustling port of Beirut. Through eloquent descriptions of former truck drivers, El Habre presents The Lebanon of the 1960s to the present day. They were once young, thrived on adventure and had choices. In the 1960s and 70s thousands of young Lebanese men left their villages and made a new life in Beirut. Truck driving became a lifestyle, income, money, and a vibrant urban life.