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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.