City of Ghosts

City of Ghosts

Matthew Heineman
USA | 2017 | 90 min.

Language: Arabic, English
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A raw portrayal of atrocities committed in Syria as viewed by Hamoud and Hassan, two civil journalists who, despite brutal repression, bring information about a heavily beleaguered city to the outside world.

The terrorist Islamic State occupied Raqqa in 2014 and made it their Syrian headquarters. Hamoud, his brother Hassan, and other journalists from the activist group “Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently” risk their lives to uncover the terrorists’ crimes and to disprove their propaganda. When Islamic State partly uncovers their network, Hamoud and Hassan are force to leave their hometown. However, they remain connected with their sources in Raqqa and continue to inform the world about life in the city. They gain international recognition for their work, but are not safe even in exile. The film was featured at Sundance 2017 and won the Grand Jury Prize at the Sheffield Festival.

Director

Matthew Heineman

Festival guest on days
Mar 14 - Mar 17, 2019

Filmography
2018 - A Private War
2018 - The Trade
2017 - City of Ghosts
2015 - Cartel Land
2012 - Escape Fire: The Fight to Rescue American Healthcare
2009 - Our Time

Sales

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