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
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 ...
Edited into Chris Cornell: The Promise
Prayers for This World
Written by Diane Warren
Performed by Cher
and West Los Angeles Children's Choir See more