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Cries from Syria (2017)

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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 »


Evgeny Afineevsky
8 wins & 14 nominations. See more awards »





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


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) »


Documentary | Drama


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USA | Czech Republic


English | Arabic

Release Date:

10 March 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Huuto Syyriasta See more »

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Did You Know?


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 »


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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Edited into Chris Cornell: The Promise (2017) See more »


Prayers For This World
Written by Diane Warren
Performed by Cher and West Los Angeles Children's Choir
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Staged USA propaganda documentary totally debunked by newest documentary
18 September 2018 | by milos-milunovic76See all my reviews

This horrifying ( Wag the dog ) documentary staged for western audiences to justify USA war of aggression and ambitions of another regime change is beyond evil and hypocritical . After destruction of Vietnam, Iraq, Libya, Yemen ..USA and their allies Saudi , Israel and Al Qaeda are failing in Syria so they double down on war propaganda . Not to get into all lies now there is also documentary by western journalist debunking everything in this movie from head to toe called The Syria deception : Al Qaeda goes to Hollywood . It wont be easy to find for sure as western mainstream media wont play it .. but people , dont believe these warmongering scum ..help free Syria from western imperialism and Islamic terrorism ..

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