• City of Ghosts (2017)

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City of Ghosts

Release Date: July 7th, 2017

R |1 hr 32 min

Plot Summary

Syrian rebels who call themselves Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently risk their lives to document the atrocities committed by ISIS in their homeland.

Director: Matthew Heineman

Genres: Documentary

Production Co: Jigsaw Prods., Our Time Projects

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Ratings & Reviews

  • 90
    David D'ArcyScreen Daily

    City of Ghosts shows us the power of media to bring the grim truth about life under ISIS to the world, even when under a death sentence. In keeping our eyes on Raqqa, it also reminds us of the limits of that power. show more

  • 90
    Todd McCarthyThe Hollywood Reporter

    Heineman offers up a double portrait of devastation, of a truly destroyed city and of partially decimated survivors, leaving the viewer with an empathetic sense of deep sorrow. show more

  • 75
    Robert AbeleTheWrap

    As information-age documents go, it’s as necessary a glimpse of 21st century heroism and ideology warfare as you’re going to encounter, and a brutally effective argument for compassion toward those forced from their homeland. show more

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Nominated Documentary
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2018)