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ASPHALT

Produced by Abir Hashem
Asphalt is a travelogue about two Arab truckers on the road set against the fragile region they cros

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Overview

Genre
Foreign Worlds, Reality, Social Issues, and Society
Synopsis

Asphalt' delves into the lives of two truck drives on the road, crossing borders,
towns and cities, loading and unloading goods. Lebanese truck driver, Derar Nsseir,
transports goods across Syria, Jordan and all the way to other countries. Meanwhile,
Mohamad Mehani (Scooter), an Egyptian, drives across Egypt and to the Sudanese
border delivering necessities. Yet these two have one thing in common: making a
living in ever-changing scenery on an asphalt road that stretches miles across the
Arab world. 'Asphalt' takes us on a journey to examine closely the subtle
relationship between man and machine, and provides a reflection on life from
behind the wheel.

Stage
finished
Running time
70 minutes

Credits

Production Details

Prod. Co.
SOLO films
Country
Lebanon
Years of Production
2016
Locations
Lebanon - Jordan - Oman - Egypt

Distribution Details

Release year
2016
Festivals
World premier at Vision de reel/Nyon - Lebanese Film Festival, Beirut - ALFILM Festival, Berlin - Carbonia Film Festival, Italy - MedFilm Festival, Italy - CineMigrante International Festival - Festival International du Cinéma Méditerranéen de Tétouan
Language
Arabic
Subtitles
English - French

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