The Syrian civil war has now been going for more than six years, and during those years the world has witnessed the country's collapse into complete and utter savagery. What started as a rebellion in the wake of the Arab Spring has escalated into a humanitarian disaster and a regional conflict in which the US and Russia strategize and test each other’s limits. CRIES FROM SYRIA is an epic cinematic lecture which succeeds in the near-impossible task of explaining the chronology and causality of this senseless slaughter.
Festival guest: Evgeny Afineevsky, director
Evgeny Afineevsky (Russia, 1972) Selected filmography: PRAY FOR UKRAINE (2015), WINTER ON FIRE: UKRAINE’S FIGHT FOR FREEDOM (2015), DIVORCE: A JOURNEY THROUGH THE KIDS’ EYES (2014)