Glasgow Refugee Asylum and Migration Network (GRAMNet)

Bringing together researchers, practitioners and policy makers working with migrants, refugees and asylum seekers in Scotland

Return to Homs (2013)

To mark four years since the beginning of the Syrian Uprising, GRAMNet Film Series will be screening the multi award-winning film, Return to Homs, directed by Talal Derki on Wednesday 18th March.

Return to Homs 7

Nineteen-year-old Basset is the goalkeeper for the Syrian national soccer team. When revolution breaks out the charismatic young man becomes an iconic protest leader and singer. His songs reflect his dream of peaceful liberation from Assad’s brutal regime. Osama is a 24-year-old media activist and pacifist wielding his camera to document the revolution. But when the army cracks down and their beloved Homs becomes a bombed-out ghost town, these two peaceful protesters take up arms and transform into renegade insurgents, with devastating results.

return to homs


Winner – World Cinema Grand Jury: Documentary, Sundance 2014
Winner – Charles E. Guggenheim Emerging Artist Award, Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, 2014
Winner – Grand Prix du Festival, FIFDH 2014
Winner – Best Documentary, DOCSBARCELONA 2014
Special Jury Recognition, San Francisco Int’l  Film Festival 2014
Winner – Audience Award, DocumentaMadrid 2014
Winner – Silver Horn Feature Documentary, Krakow Film Festival 2014
Winner – Nestor Almendros Award, HRW Film Festival 2014
Audience Award – Best Film, Middle East Now Film Festival 2014
Winner – Emerging Talent, Full Frame Documentary Film Festival 2014
Opening Film – IDFA 2013

Check out the trailer:


The film will be introduced by GRAMNet’s Prof. Alison Phipps and John Wilkes from Scottish Refugee Council.  


Doors open at 5.30pm. Screenings start at 6.00pm.

As usual, screenings are free and welcome to all (age restrictions apply) To guarantee a seat, tickets can be booked by visiting the CCA website or by calling +44 (0)141 352 4900.

Tickets must be collected from the CCA Box Office by 5.45pm, otherwise they will be released back into the system.


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