MONDAY, MAY 18  •  12:00 PM

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In this compelling and acclaimed documentary by Talal Derki, the ravages of war and unending siege transform Syrian soccer star Abdul Basset Saroot into a protest leader and singer who initially favors his country’s peaceful liberation from Syrian leader Basher al-Assad. However, the army’s violent crackdown on civilians alters his perspective and, along with media activist and journalist Ossama, Bassat evolves from pacifist protestor to rebel insurgent. 

“An unflinching, rousing piece of civil-war reportage, literally dispatched from the conflict’s front lines.” – The Hollywood Reporter

Post-film Q&A with Zena Jendali 

Zena is of Syrian descent and was born and raised in the Bay Area. She completed her bachelor’s degree last year and this past March, joined a Syrian American Medical Society medical mission trip to the Zaatari Syrian Refugee Camp in Jordan.


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This event is a collaboration with POV, the award-winning independent non-fiction film series on PBS –

RETURN TO HOMS will have its PBS broadcast on Monday, July 20 at 10pm.

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