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City of Ghosts Programme 2019

by Matthew Heineman Border Lines

When IS troops marched into the Syrian city of Raqqa, the resistance group "Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently" (RBSS) turned on its cameras. The neo-journalists attempted to document the brutal rule of the IS and to present their own images and information in opposition to the ubiquitous propaganda. It was not long before the first members of the group had to escape the terror happening on their very own doorstep. Filmmaker Matthew Heineman tracked down and accompanied these exiled resistance fighters in Turkey and Germany. The result is CITY OF GHOSTS, an impressive portrayal of young men who continue to rise up against an overpowering and inhuman enemy while struggling with the helplessness they experience in the face of their own exile and the devastating consequences of war.


  • Genre: DOC: Social & Human Interest
  • Country, Year: USA, 2017
  • Runtime: 93 Min
  • Languages: Arabic, English
  • Subtitles: English, German
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  • Director: Matthew Heineman
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  • Cinematography: Matthew Heineman
  • Editors: Matthew Hamachek, Pax Wassermann, Matthew Heineman
  • Music: H. Scott Salinas, Jackson Greenberg
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  • Producer: Matthew Heineman
  • Co-Producers: Juan Camilo Cruz, Matthew Hamachek, Joedan Okun, Maya Seidler
  • Executive Producers: Alex Gibney, Molly Thompson, Maiken Baird, David Fialkow, Elaine Frontain Bryant, Stacey Offman, Robert Sharenow
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  • Production Company: Our Time Projects
  • World Sales: Dogwoof Global
  • www.dogwoofglobal.com/city-of-ghosts/
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