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Sundance trailer of the day: ‘Return to Homs’ [video]

Today’s 2014 Sundance Film Festival trailer takes us right into the middle of a war zone.

In the documentary "Return to Homs," filmmaker Talal Derki introduces us to two of his friends living in Homs, Syria. One is Basset, goalkeeper of Syria’s national soccer team and an iconic singer in the revolution against the Assad regime. The other is Ossama, a media activist and pacifist who uses his camera to capture the revolution.

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Derki’s film follows Basset and Ossama as Homs is turned into a bombed-out city by Assad’s army — and as these peaceful protestors take up arms and become rebel insurgents.

"Return to Homs" plays in the World Cinema Documentary competition at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival. The first screening is Friday, Jan. 17, at noon at the Sundance Resort screening room. The first Park City screening is Saturday, Jan. 18, at 9 p.m. in the Temple Theatre.

-- Sean P. Means

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