Cries From Syria Hbo Documentary Dir. On Byod

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Published on 28 Jan 2017, 22:11
CRIES FROM SYRIA, the new HBO documentary is shared by director Evgeny Afineevsky, who gives footage of the war-ravaged region and shares his insight into making the film. How Syria evolved through the years to a dictatorship, the ISIS expansion, and intercession of Russia and Putin are all explored in a conversation that uses the brand new documentary as a springboard to address some of the ongoing issues facing Syria, as well documentary filmmakers that highlight the injustice and brutality perpetrated by governments. What we can do to get involved in the humanitarian crisis happening in Syria, and the need to heal a wounded nation is explored on BYOD, hosted by Ondi Timoner.

Evgeny Afineevsky's career began as a teenager when he won the First Prize for Best Documentary in the largest Republic in Russia and was sent to the Black Sea International Film Festival in Russia.During 1994-2000, he coordinated and produced over 30 musicals in Israel, such as: "Bat" (Die Fledermaus), "Gypsy Baron", "Viennese Blood", "Night in Venice", "Silva Princess of Chardas", "Mozart Konzerte" with the Prague National Opera Orchestra and many others. In 2000-2002, he produced three feature films. "Crime & Punishment" starring Crispin Glover, John Hurt, Clive Revil and Margot Kidder (domestic by MGM ) "Death Game" staring Billy Drago, Joe Lara, Richard Lynch and Bo Brown and "The Return from India" starring Aki Avni, Riki Gal, Assi Dayan, Dana Parnas and Orly Perl.
As producer of 'The Return from India' (2002), Afineevsky received the Israeli Grand from the Israeli Film Fund. In 2005 he received The Gold Special Jury Award from the 38th Annual Houston Worldfest for "The Return from India". In 2007 he received the Platinum Remi Award from the 40th Annual Houston Worldfest for his film 'Crime & Punishment' (2002) and in 2008 he received the Platinum Remi Award from the 41st Annual Houston Worldfest for his film 'Death Game' (2002). He also received the Gold Remi Award for Best Original Comedy Screenplay for "Oy Vey! My Son Is Gay!" Then he created an outstanding educational documentary project "DIVORCE: Journey through the kids' eyes" which been immediately picked up by distributors and been receiving awards and recognition from the USA festival circuit. His recent project, an award winning historical feature documentary "WINTER ON FIRE: UKRAINE'S FIGHT FOR FREEDOM", was an official selection of the Venice and Telluride International film festivals, received People's Choice Award for the best Documentary from the Toronto International Film Festival, received TV Academy Honors Awards, been nominated for the 68th Primetime Emmy Awards and for the 88th Academy Awards
CRIES FROM SYRIA is a searing, comprehensive account of a brutal five-year conflict from the inside out, drawing on hundreds of hours of war footage from Syrian activists and citizen journalists, as well as testimony from child protesters, leaders of the revolution, human rights defenders, ordinary citizens, and high-ranking army generals who defected from the government. Their collective stories are a cry for attention and help from a world that little understands their reality or agrees on what to do about it. A documentary by Evgeny Afineevsky, director of the Oscar-nominated film Winter on Fire, Cries From Syria premiered at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival.

BYOD Full Episodes Playlist:
BYOD Short Clips Playlist:

00:01 Welcoming Evgeny Afineevsky of CRIES FROM SYRIA to BYOD.
00:55 CRIES FROM SYRIA, clip.
02:05 Relentless abuse and death in Syria.
04:28 The cradle of civilization and the characters around “Syria’s Gandhi.”
06:00 The danger of making documentaries that are critical of Russia and Putin.
07:11 Bringing ISIS into the story.
08:50 Hope for humanity? Torture, chemical weapons, and military fear.
10:33 The ongoing chemical weapons siege.
14:20 Drone filming over Aleppo.
15:15 How to help the children and people of Syria.
15:56 Thanks and goodbye.