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 stand up against one of the greatest evils in the world today.
Festivals And Awards
Matthew Heineman is an Oscar-nominated and Emmy-winning filmmaker based in New York. His film CARTEL LAND was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature and won three Primetime Emmy Awards, including Exceptional Merit in Documentary Filmmaking and Best Cinematography.
Politiken's Audience Award – CPH:DOX 2017. Candescent Award - Sundance FF 2017. Grand Jury Prize - Sheffield Doc/Fest 2017. Tribeca FF 2017. HotDocs 2017. Silver Heart Award – Dallas IFF 2017. Special Jury Prize – Montclair FF 2017. SIFF, Seattle 2017.