29th Galway Film Fleadh 11th – 16th July 2017
“A real-life international thriller, City of Ghosts […] 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 Matthew Heineman (Cartel Land, 2015 Sundance Film Festival Directing Award), 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.
Official Selection: Sundance Film Festival, Tribeca Film Festival, Hot Docs, Sheffield Doc Fest
Director Matthew Heineman
Producer Matthew Heineman
Duration 90 minutes