Nominated for the 2018 BAFTA for Documentary.
Captivating in its immediacy, 'City of Ghosts' follows the journey of “Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently”—a small group 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 ultimately forced into exile, risking their lives to expose the horrors of life under ISIS rule. Directed, produced, and shot by the Oscar-nominated filmmaker Matthew Heineman ('Cartel Land'), this is a singularly powerful documentary that gives urgency to its protagonists’ cause, whilst also throwing light on the inhumanity of a creed that knows no compassion and lays waste to the teachings of the Koran.
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