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City of Ghosts

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"City of Ghosts" is an unprecedented, on-the-ground transmission from the frontlines of one of the most important battles of our time: the fight against the Islamic State. It's a war being waged not only on the ground, but in the digital trenches of social media. Academy Award-nominated director Matthew Heineman (Cartel Land) takes viewers into the warzone of ISIS-occupied Syria, where a band of anonymous activists known as Raqqa Is Being Slaughtered Silently wage a counteroffensive against the terrorist group's campaign of propaganda and misinformation. Armed with video cameras, these intrepid citizen journalists risk their lives to spread the truth about life under ISIS. The unforgettable images they've captured and the stories they have to tell are a wake-up call to the world.

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Based on 15 City of Ghosts reviews, City of Ghosts gets an average review score of 85.
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www.washingtonpost.comCinema
City of Ghosts provides a grim reminder of what journalism should look like, and why its stakes are literally life and death.
70d ago
5/5
www.theguardian.comCinema
Cartel Land director Matthew Heineman’s film on citizen journalist group Raqqa Is Being Slaughtered Silently reveals the reality of life in Isis territory.
70d ago
100/100
www.villagevoice.comCinema
Heineman’s film urges us not to take any horrors for granted. It is invaluable, as both moral instruction and documented history.
70d ago
A/A+
theplaylist.netCinema
Ultimately, “City of Ghosts” quietly asserts itself and the work of RBSS as crucial weapons in the fight against ISIS. If ISIS is fighting a war of propaganda, banning satellite...
70d ago
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ew.comCinema
City of Ghosts is an urgent and timely Syria documentary.
70d ago
A-/A+
thefilmstage.comCinema
Heineman so expertly captures and then capsules countless memorable moments, from a short minute of respite one member enjoys with his wife during a leisurely walk through a Ger...
70d ago
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