Cries from Syria
|Cries from Syria|
|Directed by||Evgeny Afineevsky|
|Produced by||Daniel Dubiecki (executive producer) Lara Alameddine (executive producer)|
|Narrated by||Helen Mirren|
|Edited by||Aaron I. Butler|
|Distributed by||HBO Films|
Cries from Syria is a documentary film about the Syrian Civil War, directed by Evgeny Afineevsky, and acquired by HBO. It contains video shot by Syrians with and interviews with guerilla fighters, activists, journalists, defected military men, and refugees, some that are children.
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."
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).
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