Filmed over three years in Homs, Syria, the film accompanies two outstanding young men from the time they are dreaming of freedom and defending peaceful protests, to the time when they are forced to make different choices. The first is Abdil-Baset al-Sarout, the 19-year-old national football team’s goalkeeper who turned into an iconic leader and singer of the demonstrations in Homs, then became a fighter. The second is Ossama, a 24-year-old renowned citizen-cameraman a critic, satirist and pacifist until his views change when he is detained by the regime’s security forces.
It is the story of a city, which the world heard a lot about, but never really came close to.
Return to Homs is a modern-time epic of the youth during the war, forced to make choices.