Crush of War Drives Boys to Guns in ‘Return to Homs’

BANGKOK — While Syria’s carnage of warfare continues to ravage the country, the outside world finds opportunities to raise awareness of those affected and their daily challenges.

The aspects and consequences of Syria’s wartime struggles will be screened later this month at the Foreign Correspondents’ Club through “Return to Homs,” a documentary portraying lives trapped in a conflict now entering its sixth year.

Filmed in 2013, two years into what was already a devastating war, the film follows Abdul Basset Saroot and Ossama al Homsi in their quest to survive, as they are caught in the crossfire of rebel groups and government forces.

Having won a string of accolades, including the Sundance Festival’s World Cinema Grand Jury award, the documentary provides insight into two young people as they change from normal civilians into rebel insurgents.



Entry is free for members and 150 baht for non-members. The two-hour film will show at 7pm on Feb. 20 at the Foreign Correspondents’ Club, which can be reached via skywalk from BTS Chit Lom’s Exit No. 2.

Note: The date of this event was changed from Feb. 13 to Feb. 20 by organizers. Feb. 13 will be a national holiday on which the occasion of the Buddhist festival Makha Bucha will be observed.