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Around Town: Alwan & 3rd i NY Present: The Human Rights Watch Film Festival Screening of "Return to Homs"

Fri, June 13, 2014 7:00 pm at IFC Center

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Human Rights Watch Film Festival 2014, IFC Center

MAY 12th – 22nd

Friday June 13 7:00 p.m, IFC Center Saturday June 14 9:30 p.m, IFC Center
RETURN TO HOMS
Talal Derki, Syria/Germany, 2013, 87mins, Arabic/English Subtitles

SCREENING TO BE FOLLOWED BY A Q&A WITH DIRECTOR
Filmed between August 2011 and August 2013, Return to Homs is a remarkably intimate portrait of a group of young revolutionaries in the city of Homs in western Syria. They dream of their country being free from President Bashar al-Assad and fight for justice through peaceful demonstrations. As the army acts ever more brutally and their city transforms into a ghost town, the young men begin to take up arms. The protagonists are two friends: Basset, the charismatic 19-year-old goalkeeper of the national soccer team whose revolutionary songs make him the voice of the protest movement, and Ossama, a 24-year-old media activist and cameraman. The close-up camerawork takes the viewer right into the city and scenes of grim battles in a deserted city soon replace those of lively protest parties in the streets. World Cinema Grand Jury Prize Documentary, Sundance Film Festival 2014

Tickets:http://ff.hrw.org/film/return-homs?city=5


Human Rights Watch Film Festival: Trailer

Website: https://ff.hrw.org/new-york


About 3rd i NY

3rd I New York’s monthly film/video/media salon is designed by local filmmakers and cultural producers to showcase the works of independent media makers of South Asian, Central Asian, and Arab descent. Providing alternative forums for these filmmakers who often have few venues to showcase their work and whose cultures and histories are often demonized or misrepresented in mainstream media, not only increases their visibility, but also provides a social forum for peers and audiences to participate in an ongoing discussion.

Sponsors

3rdi NY Film Programming is made possible in part with public funds from the Fund for Creative Communities, supported by New York State Council on the Arts, and the Manhattan Community Arts Fund, supported by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, both in partnership with the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council. Alwan for the Arts hosts our monthly screenings series. We are thankful to the SINGH Foundation for acting as our fiscal sponsor

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Alwan's programs are made possible, in part, with public funds from the New York State Council of the Arts (NYSCA) and New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in Partnership with the City Council.

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