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Directed by  Robert Rippberger
Edited by  Gabriel Cullen
Director  Robert Rippberger
Story by  Jerry Aronson
8.3/10 IMDb

Music by  R. B. Music Group
Initial release  3 September 2015
Music director  Ronny Barrak
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Produced by  Janine di Giovanni, Robert Rippberger, Scott Rosenfelt, Matthew VanDyke
Starring  Janine di Giovanni, Nicole Tung, Steven Sotloff, James Foley
Cinematography  Patrick Wells, Matthew VanDyke
Cast  Janine di Giovanni, Nicole Tung, Nour Kelze, Omar Hattab
Screenplay  Robert Rippberger, Scott Rosenfelt
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7 Days in Syria is a 2015 American documentary film directed/produced by Robert Rippberger. Filmed in November 2012, it captures the human side of war and what life is like in Syria for the millions trying to escape. The film has played in over 50 cities worldwide (including Los Angeles, San Francisco, Washington D.C., New York, Toronto, London, Paris, Dublin, Norrkoping, Amsterdam, and Sydney), on television in Denmark, Sweden, and China, to Angelina Jolie, to senior members of the United Nations, and at Britain's House of Lords. The film was released internationally by Ro*co flims, throughout North America by FilmBuff, and by Gathr films for theatrical-on-demand.

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7 Days in Syria is a harrowing look at the human side of war and what so many refugees are escaping from within Syria. The film seeks out the heroes of Aleppo, chronicling the civilians keeping the city running, providing bread, administering medical supplies, burying dead bodies, and those internally documenting the atrocities for posterity and war tribunals. It's a war film unlike any other that also sheds light on the incredible distances journalists go to shine a light on some of the darkest places in the world.

Critical response

7 Days in Syria gives a window into the lives of families struggling to survive on the frontlines of the Syria conflict. Their courage and resilience shines through in impossible circumstances.

The "Moderate Voice" also gave it 5 stars writing:

If you could make a documentary required viewing, 7 Days in Syria would be it.

DC FilmDom gave it 5 stars and wrote:

Beyond sobering, filmmaker Robert Rippbergerā€™s snapshot of the ongoing Syrian Civil War brings the conflict unprecedented visibility via war journalist and Middle East specialist Janine di Giovanni.

On IMDB, the film has a score of 8.3 out of 10 based on 139 ratings, with a median rating of 9 out of 10.

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