TCA186: The Tarmac Year
Fall Grants 2018 - Development Stage
Ahmad and Mourad, two Lebanese cousins, hijack a plane en route from Athens to Beirut. When things don’t turn out as expected, they decide to land it in Strovia, a Soviet-backed Arab island state off the coast of Lebanon. The people’s republic of Strovia was founded in the 1960s after a successful social uprising. It has since garnered both the interest and backing of the USSR. As the hijack situation gets pulled into the escalating cold war between the USSR and USA, negotiations enter limbo. Passengers and hijackers alike have to learn to coexist in order to survive the longest plane hijack in history. As time passes, Ahmad and Mourad’s visions of the hijack diverge, and a slowly simmering mini cold war starts manifesting on board the TCA186.
- Mohamed Berro
- Mohamed Berro, Fuad Halwani
- Said Serhan
- Production Company
About the Director
Born in 1989, Mohamed Berro is a Lebanese artist-filmmaker working and residing around Beirut. He graduated with a BA in filmmaking in 2014 and was part of Ashkal Alwan's HWP post-graduate program in 2015. His work has been shown in venues such as Beirut Art Center, Videoworks 2015, Longue Vue Sur Les Courts Canada, Lebanese Film Festival, VideoEx 2016, SeriesMania and Geneva International Film Festival.