City of Ghosts (15)

city of ghosts

From the archive

This film was last shown on 27 July 2017

Winner of best film at this year’s Doc/Fest. The men and women of ‘Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently’ (RBSS) are true journalistic heroes: citizens of Syria who banded together after their homeland was taken over by ISIS in 2014. They work in secret and under constant threat reporting on the terror inside in their own city. Some have fled in fear for their own lives. Even in exile they are in no way safe. A real-life international thriller, City of Ghosts exposesa new type of warfare: a battle over ideas, a fight for hearts and minds, a conflict over clicks and views. Captivating in its immediacy with astonishing deeply personal access, this is the story of a brave group of anonymous activists as they face the realities of life undercover, on the run, risking their lives to stand up for freedom. A remarkable documentary from the director of Cartel Land: an imperative, fearless and timely film of enormous power.


Matthew Heineman
90 mins


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