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Part of the AFAC Film Week, on Saturday, 18 April, Zawya will screen four short films and Telal Derky's 'Return to Homs' documentary

Ahram Online , Saturday 18 Apr 2015
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On Satuday, 18 April, Zawya will screen shorts coming from Tunisia, Syria, Lebanon and Egypt, followed by the award-winning Syrian documentary 'Return to Homs' by Telal Derky. 

The screenings are part of the ongoing AFAC film week, an event which kicked off 16 April and will continue until 22 April.

The screenings take place at Zawya, Odeon Cinema, 4 Abdel-Hamid Said Street, off Talaat Harb Street, Downtown, Cairo. The screenings are followed by Q&A's with the directors or producers.

Saturday, 18 April, films:

Shorts programme:

And on a Different Note
Mohammad Shawky Hassan, Short Experimental, Egypt, 2015
Director in attendance

... And Romeo Married Juliette
Hinde Boujemaa, Short Fiction, Tunisia, 2014
Director in attendance

Morning Chants, Night Fears
Salma Aldairy and Roula Ladqani, Short Documentary, Syria, 2012
Producer Diana El-Jeiroudi in attendance

Free Range
Bass Breich, Short Fiction, Lebanon, 2014
Director in attendance

The screenings will begin at 6.30pm at Zawya. 

And Romeo Married Juliet
Still from '...And Romeo Married Juliet'

Return to Homs (2013) by Syrian director Telal Derky has won numerous awards including the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival (2014), Best Documentary Feature at the San Francisco International Film Festival (2014), among several others.

The film tracks the evolution of the Syrian uprising from peaceful protests into a war that has killed more than 130,000 people. 

Derki was born in Damascus in 1977, but decided to focus on Homs, Syria's third city, because it was a magnet for activists and protesters in the early days of the uprising that broke out in March 2011. He followed two young Syrians, Abdel-Basset Al-Sarout, a young goalkeeper who became the city's most popular singer of protest songs, and Osama Al-Homsi, a university student-turned-media activist.

The screening will begin at 9.30pm at Zawya and producer Orwa Nyrabia will be in attendance

Returm to Homs: Trailer


Check the AFAC Film Week Cairo programme here.

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