The Taste of Apples Is Red
Fall Grant 2013 - Development Stage
Current project status: DEVELOPMENT
In the wake of fierce battles of the Syrian Civil War, old Mustafa crosses the border, and returns to his hometown in the occupied Golan Heights. There, he meets his brother Kamel, whom he has not seen in 47 years. Kamel tries to protect his brother, who is aligned with the rebels in Syria, from the villagers who seek to betray him. He embarks on a journey in an attempt to save Mustafa, and finds himself in confrontation with the people around him, and most of all with himself.
- Ehab Tarabieh
- Ehab Tarabieh
- Sol Goodman, Jonathan Doweck
About the Director
Ehab Tarabieh was born in Majdal Shams, a small village in the occupied Syrian Golan Heights. Growing up under Israeli military occupation, Tarabieh was politically active at very young age. He studied classical violin at the Conservatory for Classical Music in Damascus before relocating to the Czech Republic to study film. After graduating, he made several award-winning short films that documented life under occupation in Palestine. ‘The Forgotten’, his short narrative film, received a grant from the Doha film Institute and won the Best Short Film Award at the Doha Tribeca Film Festival in 2012. ‘Smile, and the World Will Smile Back’ (2014), a short documentary, screened in competition at the Berlin International Film Festival, won the Best Short Film Award at the Milano Film Festival, and is the Clermont-Ferrand Short Film nominee for the 2015 European Film Awards.
Production Company Profile
RailRoad Movies was established in Brooklyn in 2006 as RailRoad Media. Travelling long and far since then, RailRoad Movies focuses on films for cinema and printing fine literature, with an emphasis on work from the Middle East and Africa and with a strong client base in the USA.