Copresentation of “Homs” at the Human Rights Watch Film Festival 2014

Return to Homs Poster
Friday, June 13, 2014
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Post Tags: civil war, human rights, and syria. Categories: Discussion, Festival, and Screening.
IFC Center, 323 Sixth Avenue at West 3rd Street New York, NY 10014
Admission: $14 Adults, $10 Seniors/Children, $9 HRW members

Human Rights Watch Film Festival 2014

RETURN TO HOMS
Talal Derki, Syria/Germany, 2013, 87mins, Arabic/English Subtitles
Friday June 13, 7:00 p.m AND Saturday June 14, 9:30 p.m

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

Tickets:http://ff.hrw.org/film/return-homs?city=5

Human Rights Watch Film Festival: Trailer

Website: https://ff.hrw.org/new-york

 

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