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Human Rights Watch Film Festival
41 Ratings

Return to Homs

Directed by Talal Derki
Syrian Arab Republic, 2014
  • Arabic
  • English
Human Rights Watch Film Festival


Basset is the goalkeeper for the Syrian soccer team, an iconic protest leader and singer. Osama is a media activist and pacifist wielding his camera to document the revolution. When Homs becomes a bombed ghost town, these two peaceful protesters take up arms and transform into renegade insurgents.

Our take

We’ve partnered with the ongoing Human Rights Watch Film Festival to bring you this award-winning documentary from its selection. An unflinching view of the direct experiences of two Syrians amidst civil war, this is political cinema at its most compelling and immediate.

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Awards & Festivals

Sundance Film Festival

2014 | Winner: World Cinema - Documentary (Grand Jury Prize)

San Francisco International Film Festival

2014 | Winner: Best Documentary Feature (Special Jury Recognition)

Abu Dhabi Film Festival

2014 | Winner: Documentary Film Competition (Special Jury Award)

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