City of Ghosts

2017 | USA | R | 92 min.


Bijou by the Bay Thu, Jul 27, 2017 6:00 PM
State Theatre Fri, Jul 28, 2017 12:00 PM
Kirkbride at the Commons Sun, Jul 30, 2017 3:00 PM
Film Info
Section:US Documentary
Travel Ban
Cinema Salon
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Release Year:2017
Runtime:92 min.
Production Country:USA
Original Language:Arabic
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Matthew Heineman
Produced by:Matthew Heineman
Cinematography:Matthew Hamachek
Pax Wessermann
Mathew Heineman
Editing By:Matthew Heineman


It’s not easy to follow the overwhelming tragedy going on right now in Syria. But if you only watch one thing, make it this definitive Syria documentary about the citizen journalist group RBSS (Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently). These brave Syrian journalists are capturing the everyday horror of living under ISIS in the city of Raqqa through photos, videos, and written testimonies. They do so at great personal risk to themselves and their families, and many have paid the ultimate price. Oscar nominee Matthew Heineman (“Cartel Land”) trains an unflinching eye on RBSS’ heroic actions and the trauma its members experience as a result, whether they remain at home, or continue to face persecution abroad from both ISIS loyalists and anti-refugee protestors. “City of Ghosts” reveals the harsh truth of ISIS’ impact in the Middle East and the deadliness of daring to rise against them. This remarkable film about true heroes is absolutely necessary viewing.

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Bella (Fri)
Sierra Cassidy (Sun)

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