City of Ghosts

Join us at the Underground Cinema by WVIFF for August’s feature film: City of Ghosts

About the film:

Directed, produced, and filmed by Academy Award–nominated and Emmy–winning filmmaker Matthew Heineman, 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 documentary filmmakers working today. 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.

“No other film has so convincingly, or so urgently, illustrated the role that media will play in our fight for the future.”

David Ehrlich – indieWire

“Part of what makes “City of Ghosts” compelling is a chance to view disturbing footage of ISIS atrocities, clandestinely shot with cellphones and so revealing and incendiary the videoers faced death if captured.”

Kenneth Turan – Los Angeles Times

” City of Ghosts provides a grim reminder of what journalism should look like, and why its stakes are literally life and death.”

Ann Hornaday – Washington Post

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