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If the idea of cozying up to Russia strikes you as harmless, or all those Syrian refugees are too far away to seem real, the HBO documentary Cries From Syria is something you ought to watch.
It provides historical context, tracking the conflict from the Arab Spring to the confrontations between resistance groups and President Bashar al-Assad's army, all leading to the massive exodus of refugees.
Cries From Syria is an eloquent, agitating and profoundly moving chronicle of that war and its participants.
It should be required viewing for everyone in a position of power worldwide, especially those who would choose to enable genocide and stigmatize those who flee it.
The film's gut-punch immediacy comes from the astounding visuals caught by participants on digital cameras and cellphones, including shocking images of Assad's torturers at work.
Harrowing footage of innocent Syrians fleeing their native land and their grueling journey to find a new home proves the undeniable need for global compassion.
The best of the year's Syria documentaries, the film thoroughly chronicles the situation from revolution to civil war and the refugee migration.
Set your DVR or watch "Cries from Syria" when it is broadcast tonight. The conflict may be complicated, but the brutality and gore of the killings of hundreds of thousands for the sake of one man, Assad, while the world watches, is not.
Cries from Syria is one of the most cogent attempts to dispel the poisonous myths being promulgated in certain sections of the media with regard to refugees.
"Cries From Syria," is, in many ways, an expansion on "White Helmets," a feature-length look at the war; a film that, while not especially pronounced in it's structure or technical achievements, is nonetheless timely and devastating.
A documentary masterpiece chronicling the stages of the Syrian revolution and the staggering suffering of the Syrian people.
Documentarian Evgeny Afineevsky offers a comprehensive, immensely powerful look inside the Syrian civil war through this vital film that aims for the heart with urgency.
This was a challenging movie for me to watch. I had to pause several times to compose myself. As heartbreaking as it is to watch... I feel it is necessary to watch.
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