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“Cries from Syria” Screening and Q&A with Director Evgeny Afineevsky

August 28, 2017 @ 7:00 pm

Join us next week for a screening of “Cries from Syria” and a Q&A with director Evgeny Afineevsky led by Ambassador Colleen Bell.

Seats are limited. CLICK HERE TO RSVP TODAY!

WHEN: 7:00 p.m. Monday, August 28, 2017

WHERE: Aviron Pictures
9100 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 800E
Beverly Hills, CA. 90212


“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 protestors, 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. Check out the trailer below.




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 1997 and through the beginning of 1999, he produced and co-directed the play “The Mousetrap” by Agatha Christie and with great success he produced and again co-directed a play by Agatha Christie titled “Spider Web’ in 1999. In 1999 he directed TV series “Days of Love”

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.

Most recently, his 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, and it was nominated for the 68th Primetime Emmy Awards and for the 88th Academy Awards.


The Honorable Colleen Bell was appointed by President Barack Obama to serve as the United States’ Ambassador to Hungary and was confirmed by the United States Senate in December 2014. As Chief of Mission of U.S. Embassy Budapest – with over 300 in staff – Bell advanced U.S. interests on security, law enforcement, economic/commercial promotion, cultural/educational exchanges and more.


August 28, 2017
7:00 pm


Aviron Pictures
9100 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 800E
Beverly Hills, CA 90212 United States
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