Return to Homs and God Sleeps in Rwanda 8 Sept 2016 Promo 1:00 min
Return to Homs | Talal Derki | Syria | 2014 | 87 min
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.
*World Cinema Grand Jury Prize, Documentary Sundance Film Festival 2014
God Sleeps in Rwanda | Kimberlee Acquaro, Stacy Sherman | Rwanda | 2005 | 28 min
The 1994 Rwandan Genocide left the country nearly 70% female, giving Rwanda’s women an extraordinary burden and an unprecedented opportunity. The film follows five courageous women as they rebuild their lives, and, in doing so, redefine women’s roles in Rwandan society and bring hope to a wounded nation.