Around Town: Alwan & 3rd i NY Present: The Human Rights Watch Film Festival Screening of "Return to Homs"
Fri, June 13, 2014 7:00 pm at IFC Center
Human Rights Watch Film Festival 2014, IFC Center
MAY 12th – 22ndFriday June 13 7:00 p.m, IFC Center Saturday June 14 9:30 p.m, IFC Center
RETURN TO HOMS
Talal Derki, Syria/Germany, 2013, 87mins, Arabic/English Subtitles
SCREENING TO BE FOLLOWED BY A Q&A WITH DIRECTOR
Filmed between August 2011 and August 2013, Return to Homs is a remarkably intimate portrait of a group of young revolutionaries in the city of Homs in western Syria. They dream of their country being free from President Bashar al-Assad and fight for justice through peaceful demonstrations. As the army acts ever more brutally and their city transforms into a ghost town, the young men begin to take up arms. The protagonists are two friends: Basset, the charismatic 19-year-old goalkeeper of the national soccer team whose revolutionary songs make him the voice of the protest movement, and Ossama, a 24-year-old media activist and cameraman. The close-up camerawork takes the viewer right into the city and scenes of grim battles in a deserted city soon replace those of lively protest parties in the streets. World Cinema Grand Jury Prize Documentary, Sundance Film Festival 2014
Human Rights Watch Film Festival: Trailer
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