• City of Ghosts (2017)

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

Ratings & Reviews

  • 80
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    Whether the truth sets anyone free is unknowable at this point, but the city that was being slaughtered silently has been heard, and its suffering has been seen. 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

  • 90
    David D'ArcyScreen International

    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

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