ScreenPeace Film Festival 2015: Return to Homs


Location: Browning Cinema, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

Talal Derki’s Sundance Film Festival award-winning documentary Return to Homs 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.

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. As audacious hope turns to despair, Derki presents the real desperation behind the bloodied faces and waving rifles that have become Syria’s refrain.

An introduction and post-screening discussion will be led by Aysegul Keskin Zeren, visiting assistant professor of conflict analysis and transformation at the Kroc Institute.

This film is part of the annual ScreenPeace Film Festival, presented by the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies. The festival features five critically acclaimed films that highlight a range of compelling issues related to peace and justice.

All films are free, but ticketed. To reserve tickets, please call the box office at 574.631.2800 or visit