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Cries from Syria (2017)

TV-MA | | Documentary, Drama | 10 March 2017 (USA)
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CRIES FROM SYRIA is a searing, comprehensive account of a brutal five-year conflict from the inside out, drawing on hundreds of hours of war footage from Syrian activists and citizen ... See full summary »

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Evgeny Afineevsky
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Cast

Credited cast:
Hadi Al Abdullah ... Himself
Raed Al Saleh ... Himself
Riad Al-Asaad ... Himself
Bashar al-Assad ... Himself
Abu Mohammad Al-Julani ... Himself
Hamza Ali Al-Khateeb ... Himself (archive footage)
Zaher Al-Saket ... Himself
Kholoud Helmi ... Herself
Cissy Jones ... Narrator
Ghiath Matar ... Himself (archive footage)
Suzan Matar Suzan Matar ... Herself
Helen Mirren ... Narrator
Abdul Basset Saroot ... Himself
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CRIES FROM SYRIA is a searing, comprehensive account of a brutal five-year conflict from the inside out, drawing on hundreds of hours of war footage from Syrian activists and citizen journalists, as well as testimony from child protesters, leaders of the revolution, human rights defenders, ordinary citizens, and high-ranking army generals who defected from the government. Their collective stories are a cry for attention and help from a world that little understands their reality or agrees on what to do about it. A documentary by Evgeny Afineevsky, director of the Oscar-nominated film WINTER ON FIRE, CRIES FROM SYRIA premiered at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival.

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syria | damascus | isis | war crime | See All (4) »

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Documentary | Drama

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USA | Czech Republic

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English | Arabic

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10 March 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Huuto Syyriasta See more »

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Cher will debut an original song for this film ("Prayers For This World") likely during the end credits. The song is penned by acclaimed songwriter Diane Warren who previously collaborated with Cher in the mega-hit "If I Could Turn Back Time" and the Golden Globe-winning song "You Haven't Seen The Last Of Me" from "Burlesque". See more »

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N/A: To my people in Aleppo: You are my people. While I was living among you, documenting the crimes of Russia and the Al-Assad regime, when I arrived at the place where the attack occurred, because I was watching the civilians, women, children, old men, pulling themselves from the rubble of their homes, covered with the dust of destruction. I was sure that Aleppo will never fail. These massacres committed by Russia's and Al-Assad's planes, they said they were fighting ISIS, but that was the biggest...
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Edited into Chris Cornell: The Promise (2017) See more »

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Prayers For This World
Written by Diane Warren
Performed by Cher and West Los Angeles Children's Choir
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Live action events and documentary
23 March 2017 | by ecclSee all my reviews

Like The Killing Fields (1984), Mayrig (1991), Schindler's List (1993), Saving Private Ryan (1998), Hotel Rwanda (2004), or Blood Diamond (2006), Cries from Syria reveals the horrors and madness of a genocide; yet, unless these other movies the victims are not actors - but mostly innocent men, women and children dead or dying in front of your faces. It makes you question the leaders of the world and how such ungodliness can be allowed. All adults should watch these movies lest many live their selfish lives without a care for others.


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