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Film & Speaker Series

Untitled Document

Return to Homs

Trailer (Youtube)

Thu, Oct 23, 7:00 pm, Bayou Theater
Free Admission
Speaker: Joshua Landis, PhD, Assistant Professor of International Studies, Director of Center for Middle East Studies

Seating limited.
Reserve spot at or by calling 281-283-3376.
Complimentary refreshments will be served

Filmed from 2011 to 2013, this documentary follows Abdul Bassett Saroot, the charismatic goalkeeper for the Syrian national soccer team, along with his friend Ossama Al Homsi, a video journalist. Saroot heightens his icon status by singing revolutionary songs, eventually joining the rebel militia in the fight to bring down the Assad regime.

The film won the World Cinema Grand Jury Prize for Documentary at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival. The screening will be followed by a lecture by renowned Syria expert Joshua Landis, Associate Professor in the College of International Studies at the University of Oklahoma and Director of the Center of Middle Eastern Studies. Dr. Landis routinely travels to Washingto DC to consult with government agencies and think tanks including the Woodrow Wilson Institute,and several others.


Sonia Hernandez
Film Curator
2700 Bay Area Blvd.
Houston, TX 77058
Phone: 281-283-2560

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