In the chaotic aftermath of the US withdrawal, an Egyptian journalist brilliantly documents the Taliban transition from militia to military regime.
Hollywoodgate delivers a mind-blowing, firsthand account of history in motion. In unfiltered detail, it chronicles the Taliban’s takeover of the Hollywood Gate complex in Kabul, alleged to be a former CIA base, following the US troop withdrawal. Through sheer doggedness, Egyptian journalist Ibrahim Nash’at is
granted access to intimately follow high ranking commander Malawi Mansour and ground soldier Mukhtar. While Malawi Mansour wonders what to do with the cache of high-tech weaponry left behind by at Hollywood Gate, Mukhtar dreams of world domination. Meanwhile, their comrades are arming themselves with AK-47s as well as activating US and NATO fighter jets and choppers previously thought destroyed. Both humanising and terrifying, there will be no more valuable document of the Taliban’s transition from fundamentalist militia to military regime.