Ali Hammoud  |  Cinema  |  2012  |  Lebanon
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, Egyptian truck driver Mohamad Mehani (Scooter) drives across Egypt and to the Sudanese border delivering necessities. Yet these two men have one thing in common: making a living in an ever-changing scenery on an asphalt road that stretches miles across the Arab world. Asphalt takes us on a journey to examine the relationship between man and machine, reflecting on life from behind the wheel.