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City of Ghosts

Sunday, February 11, 2018 at 12:00pm
Yukon Arts Centre

A real-life international thriller City of Ghosts exposes a new type of warfare: a battle over ideas, a fight for hearts and minds, a conflict over clicks and views. Hard-hitting and captivating in its immediacy, it 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. Directed, produced, and filmed by Academy Award–nominated and Emmy-winning filmmaker behind Cartel Land Matthew Heineman.

“Matthew Heineman gets up close and personal with some of the RBSS members, who live with the daily threat of violent retribution and in some scenes comment from the cloistered security of German or Turkish safe houses.” J.R. Jones, Chicago Reader


In Arabic and English with with English subtitles.

  • Directed by Matthew Heineman
  • 2017, USA
  • 91 minutes
  • Film Subtitled
  • Parental Guidance Advised
City of Ghosts

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