Return To Homs
Winner of World Cinema Grand Jury Prize: Documentary, Sundance 2014
Nineteen-year-old Basset is the goalkeeper for the Syrian national soccer team. When revolution breaks out the charismatic young man becomes an iconic protest leader and singer. His songs reflect his dream of peaceful liberation from Assad’s brutal regime. Osama is a 24-year-old media activist and pacifist wielding his camera to document the revolution. But when the army cracks down and their beloved Homs becomes a bombed-out ghost town, these two peaceful protesters take up arms and transform into renegade insurgents, with devastating results.
Arabic with English subtitles, 2013, 90 minutes, color, Syria/Germany Followed by discussion
Return to Homs website.