Syrian American Council film screening: Return to Homs

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The documentary follows 19-year-old goalkeeper-turned-insurgent Abdul Basset as he and a ragtag group of comrades fight to protect the captive inhabitants of the besieged city of Homs. As one of the unlikely leaders of the Syrian rebellion, Basset has become something of a totemic figure, with Le Monde labelling him an "icon of the revolution."

His protest songs and dark sense of humor reflect his dream of peaceful liberation from Assad's oppressive regime, but when a hopeful uprising is met with violent resistance by government forces, he and his companions take up arms. Trailing the fearless crew over a two-year period, this remarkable film sees the city Basset once knew and loved, deserted and torn apart beyond recognition.

The event will be held at Herring 100.



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