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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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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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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: I ask you my mother to remember me, prepare my bed every night, and remember my continuous smiles. And you my sister, tell my friend that I died from starvation. And you my brother, I remember when you and I were hungry. Oh angel of death, go ahead and catch my soul so that I can eat in paradise. Don't worry, family. I will eat for you in paradise as much as I can
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brutal
22 April 2017 | by See all my reviews

I just watched this doc and it is very heavy. I try to watch everything I see in 2017 with a grain of salt. The graphic footage of bodies of children tortured and murdered was relentless, but I wondered why they weren't spending any time explaining the villains point of view. Why are Assad and Russia blowing them up? Simple question. The doc alludes to the idea that Russia claimed to be helping eradicate "ISIS" at Aleppo - meanwhile no ISIS were there. How does Assad explain his actions, especially early on when torturing & kidnapping 11 year old's for disrespectful graffiti? Who were his army at that point? And how? Maybe that's an entirely different doc, but I thought the whole thing seemed one sided. And perhaps rightly so. They sure did look like the heroes throughout.


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