Film screening: Return to Homs

30 octobre 2014 | معتمد Events, Revolution, Syria


    closing event for the “Uprising and Uprooted” photo exhibition
    Tadamon! and Cinema Politica present “Return to Homs”

    November 7, 2014 – 7pm
    Café Aquin Room A-2030 (Pavillon Hubert-Aquin)
    Université du Québec à Montréal
    405 Rue Sainte-Catherine East (Berri-UQAM metro)
    free entrance- suggested contribution 2-3$

Please join us to mark the end of the exhibition

“Uprising and Uprooted: refugees in the Syrian struggle in photos and images”, which is running from October 3 – November 7 at Café Aquin. Tadamon! and Cinema Politica present the film “Return to Homs” by the filmmaker Talla Derki. The projection will take place at Café Aquin, and will be followed by a discussion period.

About Return to Homs

Filmed over three years in Homs, Syria, the film accompanies two outstanding young men from the time they are dreaming of freedom and defending pacifism, to the time when choices are forced to be different.

Basset, the 19 years old national football team goalkeeper, turning into an iconic demonstration leader and singer, then, becoming a fighter and Ossama, a 24 years old renowned citizen-cameraman who is critical, pacifist, and ironic, as his views change till he is detained by the regime’s security forces.

It is the story of a city, which the world heard of a lot, but never really got close to. Return to Homs is a modern times epic of youth in war, and of forced choices.

Year : 2013
Language : Arabic (French subtitles)
Length : 90 min
Prizes : World Cinema Jury Prize Documentary 2014 (Sundance)

About the Filmmaker:
Talal Derki is a Syrian filmmaker. “Return to Homs” is his first full-length documentary

In the news:
Le Devoir : L’enfer syrien au quotidien
New York Times : Amid the Debris of Homs, a Guerrilla Is Born
The Guardian : Return to Homs review – devastating documentary shot in Syria

For more information
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Uprising and Uprooted: refugees in the Syrian struggle in photos and images
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