Return to Homs

Return To Homs

Screening Information

BUY TICKETS     Tuesday, 2 December – 6.30pm –The Australian Cinémathèque at GOMA

“A remarkable achievement in immersive conflict-zone filmmaking, fearlessly taking us to the front lines of the Syrian civil war” Variety

Grand Jury Prize (World Cinema: Documentary) at 2014 Sundance Film Festival

“This is Homs, but I don’t know where I am,” Abdul Basset al-Saroot says half smiling, while looking at what used to be the wall of his bombed apartment.

Basset is a former football star in the Syrian national team; Ossama is a 24-year-old media activist and pacifist who wields his camera to capture the revolution. When their beloved city of Homs becomes a bombed-out ghost town, these two peaceful protesters take up arms and transform into rebel insurgents in the Free Syrian Army.

Return to Homs takes us deep into the guts of the conflict in what is a visceral, devastating and, at times, heart-stopping documentary.

Screens with short documentary Not Anymore: A Story of Revolution.