Winner of the Grand Jury Award Sheffield Doc/Fest 2017, nominated for the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance 2017.
Captivating in its immediacy, 'City of Ghosts' follows the journey of “Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently”—a handful of anonymous activists who banded together after their homeland was taken over by ISIS in 2014.
With astonishing, deeply personal access, this is the story of a brave group of citizen journalists as they face the realities of life undercover, on the run, and in exile, risking their lives to expose the horrors of life under ISIS rule.
Directed, produced, and filmed by the Oscar-nominated filmmaker Matthew Heineman ('Cartel Land'), this is a singularly powerful cinematic experience that is sure to shake audiences to their core as it elevates the canon of one of the most talented and exciting documentary filmmakers working today.
BBFC Certified 18 - strong images of real killings, dead bodies
★★★★★ "An important film that confirms Heineman’s position as one of America’s finest documentary filmmakers" - Andrew Lowry, Empire
★★★★★ "Heineman may have made the definitive contemporary documentary about the tragedy of Syria" - Charlie Phillips, The Guardian