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A Conversation on the Syrian Conflict with Cries from Syria Director Evgeny Afineevsky

A Conversation on the Syrian Civil War with Evgeny Afineevsky


Please join the Open Society Foundations for a conversation with Evgeny Afineevsky, director of Cries from Syria, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in March.

Cries from Syria brings us face to face with child protesters, revolutionary icons, activists and their families, and high-ranking Syrian Arab Army generals who defected to join the opposition to the Assad regime. This powerful film provides a unique window into the Syrian civil war, telling the story of Syrian people who have not lost hope.

In this live-streamed event, Afineevsky will discuss the film and his perspectives on the conflict. He will also answer questions submitted online during the webcast.

Watch the trailer for Cries from Syria or see the full film now on HBO.


  • Gregory Maniatis


    Gregory Maniatis is director of the Open Society International Migration Initiative.

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    Evgeny Afineevsky


    Evgeny Afineevsky is the director of Cries from Syria. His 2015 film Winter on Fire: Ukraine’s Fight for Freedom was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature.

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