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Return to Homs

Talal Derki / Syria - Germany / 2013 / 87 ' / Arabic / S.T. English


Anne Fabini & Martin Reimers
Orwa Nyrabia, Kahtan Hassoun, Ossama Al Homsi & Talal Derki
Orwa Nyrabia & Hans Robert Eisenhauer
Ventana Films
Associate Producer: Diana El Jeiroudi

Awards & Festivals

Official Selection: International Documentary Festival Amsterdam (IDFA), 2013
Winner: Special Jury prize, World Cinema - Documentary, Sundance Film Festival 2014

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This Sundance-winner intimates the tribulations of the Syrian revolution while revealing the human price of resistance.


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.


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