Return to Homs

  • Directed by Tall Derki
  • Syria/Germany, 2013, 94 mins.

Return to Homs provides an intimate portrait of young revolutionaries in western Syria who dream of freeing their country from President Bashar al-Assad by fighting for justice through peaceful demonstrations. But as the army violence escalates and the city is transformed into a ghost town, Basset, the charismatic 19-year-old goalkeeper of the national soccer team whose revolutionary songs make him the voice of the protest movement, and Osama, a 24-year- old media activist and cameraman, decide to take up arms. Soon, grim battles in a deserted city replace those of lively protest parties in the streets. World Cinema Grand Jury Prize, Documentary, Sundance Film Festival.

Genres: Documentary