On the backdrop of modern day Egypt, a centralized authority known as ‘the Gate’ has risen to power. Permission from the gate is required for all the citizens to fulfill even their basic needs. The stand in queue in front of the gate but never the gate opens and the queue got longer.
In front of it stand many from various backgrounds with many differences. The queue has a revolutionary journalist, a sheikh, a poor woman whose daughter is in bad health, the brother of a security officer killed in clashes with protestors.
Yehia is also in the queue; he was shot during the Events and is waiting for permission from the Gate to remove a bullet that remains lodged in his pelvis. He is sinking.
‘The Queue’ describes the sinister nature of authoritarianism.