Art Alert: Screening of Return to Homs documentary at Cairo's Netherlands institute

Ahram Online , Monday 6 Mar 2017

The award-winning 2013 documentary is directed by Talal Derki

Return to Homs (Photo: Still from Return to Homs)

The Syrian-German documentary Return to Homs will be screened at the Netherlands-Flemish Institute in Cairo on Sunday.

The 2013 film is directed by Talal Derki, and was filmed over two years. It tells the story of a group of young Syrian revolutionaries in the western city of Homs, who dream of a free country and demonstrate peacefully to fight for justice.

We watch as the two main characters, Basset, a 19-year-old goalkeeper who sings revolutionary songs, and Ossama, a 24-year-old media activist, face an army becoming more and more brutal, forcing the young men to arm themselves in return.

Return to Homs won the best Documentary Award at the Sundance Festival in 2014, where it had its world premiere. It also won the Best Documentary award at Docsbarcelona festival, and the Silver Horn at the Krakow Film Festival, among others awards and festival screenings.

Sunday 12 March, 7:30pm
Netherlands-Flemish Institute in Cairo, 1 Dr Mahmoud Azmi St., Zamalek, Cairo

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