City of Ghosts

City of Ghosts
  • 2017
  • 1h 30min
  • Directed by: Matthew Heineman

Documentary following a group of activists in Raqqa after the city is taken over by ISIS. While footage of extreme human cruelty is unbearably difficult to watch, City of Ghosts is essential viewing. Crucially, however, it also celebrates the power of community activism and journalism, and hammers home the need to help those fleeing such intolerable terror.

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City of Ghosts

17 Jul 20174 stars

Matthew Heineman helms this essential documentary about the fight to liberate Raqqa

For the residents of Raqqa, Syria, the Arab Spring that began in 2010 did not bring about any of the promised freedoms; instead, it made things catastrophically worse. The downfall of President Bashar al-Assad brought with it a power vacuum into which…

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