London, UK - Events Local News Contact
Return to Homs | Human Rights Watch Film Festival
Fri, Mar 28, 2014 6:30pm
Ritzy Brixton Brixton Oval, Coldharbour Lane Brixton, London SW2 1 JG
Mar 21, 2014

Filmed between August 2011 and August 2013, Return to Homsis 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.

 

 

Featured Pay Per View Films
Inhabit: A Permaculture Perspective (2015)
92 min
Within Reach (2013)
87 min
The Economics of Happiness (2011)
65 min
Trending Today
Born Sexy Yesterday: Another Gendered Hollywood Movie Trope That Needs to Die
18 min3,717 views today ·
Today I Rise: This Beautiful Short Film Is Like a Love Poem For Your Heart and Soul
4 min1,246 views today ·
Predatory Romance in Harrison Ford Movies
17 min1,017 views today ·
This Facebook Comment About the UK Election Is Going Viral
Chris Renwick658 views today ·
John Lennon's "Imagine," Made Into a Comic Strip
John Lennon. Art by Pablo Stanley567 views today ·
Lao Tzu's Four Rules for Living
Azriel ReShel466 views today ·
Trump: a Catalyst for the Peace Movement?
Dr. Dieter Duhm430 views today ·
Whose Consumption Is Killing the planet?
Ragina Johnson and Michael Ware398 views today ·
The White Man in That Photo
Riccardo Gazzaniga289 views today ·
Load More


Love Films For Action? 

Films For Action empowers citizens with the information and perspectives essential to creating a more just, sustainable, and democratic society.

If you feel like you get some value from this library, consider making a donation today. Every little bit helps.

Join us on Facebook
Return to Homs | Human Rights Watch Film Festival