“This movie is a lot about kids. It’s a younger generation that was born, and in their first steps, they’re going into the war,” Oscar-nominated director Evgeny Afineevsky says, reflecting on his Syrian civil war documentary “Cries from Syria.” “Their first toys are guns. It’s amazing, their spirit, these kids. This was a huge inspiration for me, all these amazing kids whom you saw in the movie.”
Comprised of hundreds of hours of war footage taken by Syrian activists and citizen journalists, the Sundance Film Festival-premiering documentary is a brutal account of the five-year conflict told from an inside perspective, a wake-up call and an immersion in the experience of those confronted by the endless horrors of war, and an educational experience for those who are, through no fault of their own, ignorant about the nature of the Syrian crisis.
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