"★★★★★! The definitive contemporary documentary about the tragedy in Syria."
– The Guardian
"A Wide-Eyed, Jaw Dropping Look At The Battle Against ISIS."
– The Playlist
A real-life international thriller, City of Ghosts exposes a new type of warfare: a battle over ideas, a fight for hearts and minds, a conflict over clicks and views. Captivating in its immediacy, it 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 stand up against one of the greatest evils in the world today.
Directed, produced, and filmed by Academy Award–nominated and Emmy-winning filmmaker Matthew Heineman (Cartel Land, 2015 Sundance Film Festival Directing Award), City of Ghosts 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.
-- Sundance Film Festival
CITY OF GHOSTS premiered at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival and was acquired by Amazon Studios. It will have its US theatrical premiere in the summer of 2017 and will be distributed worldwide in theaters and on VOD.