Preview Screening: Return to Homs + Q&A
This screening will be followed by a Q&A with producer Orwa Nyrabia via Skype.
Filmed between August 2011 and August 2013, Return to Homs is an intimate portrait of a group of young revolutionaries in the city of Homs. Filmmaker Talal Derki followed the journey of two close friends whose lives were turned upside down by the events in Syria.
Nineteen-year-old Basset is a local soccer star, the goalkeeper for the Syrian national team who also became an iconic singer in the revolution. His songs reflect his dreams of a peaceful liberation from Assad’s brutal regime. Ossama is a 24-year-old media activist and pacifist who wields his camera to capture the revolution. When the army cracks down and their beloved city of Homs becomes a bombed-out ghost town, these two peaceful protesters finally take up arms and transform into rebel insurgents.
Directed by Talal Derki
Return to Homs is being distributed by Journeyman Pictures and will be released in Picturehouse Cinemas across the UK from Friday 27 June.