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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
8 wins & 15 nominations. See more awards »

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Hadi Al Abdullah ... Self
Raed Al Saleh ... Self
Riad Al-Asaad ... Self
Bashar al-Assad ... Self
Abu Mohammad Al-Julani ... Self
Hamza Ali Al-Khateeb ... Self (archive footage)
Zaher Al-Saket ... Self
Kholoud Helmi ... Self
Cissy Jones ... Narrator
Ghiath Matar ... Self (archive footage)
Suzan Matar Suzan Matar ... Self
Helen Mirren ... Narrator
Abdul Basset Saroot ... Self
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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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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: Bashar Al-Assad thinks he is the right one and we are the wrong ones. He feels he owns Syria, and we are the ones killing people and bombing people. Now yea re in the third year. We all want to break the siege. But we didn't come here to eat. We cam here to die with honor. If they keep up the siege, it won't stop us. We fight and die standing on our feet. The war is worth fighting for and worth dying for. Let them do what they want, we're not scared. We are the people of the land, and the ...
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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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Everyone should see this documentary
27 April 2017 | by emkonnSee all my reviews

If you are asking why America should take in refugees from Syria, this documentary will answer your question by giving you a better understanding of the hell that these people are going through because of a genocidal maniac Bashar Assad who not only is being propped up by Putin but who assists him in the mass murder of innocent civilians to the point of intentionally bombing hospitals under the guise of fighting terrorism. The grievous toll on the children is both heartbreaking and horrifying. This should be required viewing by a certain president whose name I shall not mention but who has made a point of vilifying immigrants by fear mongering. As for Assad there is no hell sufficient to punish him


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