by Talal Derki

Saturday, Sept 20, 4pm – Shemin Auditorium, Shaffer Art Building

(87 min, Syria/Germany, 2013)

Arabic with English subtitles

Closely following two friends over two years, Return to Homs is a visceral and urgent account of the Syrian revolution. Basset is a 19-year-old goalkeeper for the national soccer team. His plaintive protest songs make him a powerful voice of the opposition. Ossama is a 24-year old pacifist and media activist, who uses his camera to document the chaos unfolding around him. As the Assad regime brutally cracks down on the protests, the young men eventually take up arms and join the rebels in defending Homs. Winner of the Grand Jury Prize for World Documentary at the Sundance Film Festival, Return to Homs captures the spirit of a nation trying to rise again even as it’s being torn apart.

American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation will be provided.

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