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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 »


Evgeny Afineevsky
8 wins & 15 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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English | Arabic

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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: No one has stood by our side. We are only trying to be free like you. We are your brother in humanity.
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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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If you seek the truth about Syria, this will blow your mind.
5 May 2017 | by jamiemckayeSee all my reviews

With the mainstream media dampening almost every aspect of what is going on in Syria with, by every stretch, utter nonsense, this doc is a wide-eye-opener.

Like many, I like to think I'm informed in various current news topics and like to have a voice when it comes to expressing myself - but how wrong and misled I was with the goings on in Syria.

Told starkly and with graphic and upsetting scenes, Cries from Syria tells the story that the world doesn't want you to hear.

Truly superb and whatever your political opinions are, they will be readily pushed aside when you uncover the extent of what the situation is over there.


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