Cries from Syria

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Cries from Syria
Directed byEvgeny Afineevsky
Produced byDaniel Dubiecki (executive producer) Lara Alameddine (executive producer)
Narrated byHelen Mirren
Edited byAaron I. Butler
Distributed byHBO Films
Release date
  • January 22, 2017 (2017-01-22) (Sundance)
  • March 13, 2017 (2017-03-13) (HBO)
Running time
111 Minutes

Cries from Syria is a documentary film about the Syrian Civil War, directed by Evgeny Afineevsky, and acquired by HBO.[1] It contains video shot by Syrians with and interviews with guerilla fighters, activists, journalists, defected military men, and refugees, some that are children.[2]

In an interview Afineesky said, "I tried to put together a comprehensive story so that people can not only learn from the historical mistakes, but so people can reevaluate what we have on our hands."[2]

On November 2, 2017, Afineevsky was named the Best Director at the annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards in New York (conducted by the Broadcast Film Critics Association and the Broadcast Television Journalists Association). The nominations for Cries from Syria were Best Documentary, Best Director and Best Song in a Documentary (‘Prayers for this World’ written by Diane Warren, and recorded by Cher along with the West Los Angeles Children's Choir).[citation needed]

On February 19, 2018 Cries from Syria won the Cinema for Peace Foundation Award for the Most Valuable Documentary of the Year at the foundation's annual gala in Berlin, Germany.[3]


  1. ^ Brent Lang (2017-01-10). "HBO Nabs 'Cries From Syria' Documentary Ahead of Sundance". Variety. Retrieved 2017-02-25.
  2. ^ a b Felsenthal, Julia (March 10, 2017). "Every American Should Watch Cries From Syria". Vogue. Retrieved April 1, 2017.
  3. ^ "Cinema For Peace Foundation Nominations". Cinema For Peace. February 20, 2018. Archived from the original on June 12, 2018. Retrieved February 21, 2018.

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