A group of young journalists forming the resistance group Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently are risking their lives by obtaining and publishing videos and photos of life in the besieged Syrian city. By declaring digital war on ISIS they show remarkable courage as well as a profound understanding of the current state of journalism and media consumption. CITY OF GHOSTS is not only a portrait of a group of people who never stops believing in truth and resistance. It is also a heartbreaking document of the atrocities conducted by ISIS.
Matthew Heineman (USA) Selected filmography: CARTEL LAND (2015), ESCAPE FIRE: THE FIGHT TO RESCUE AMERICAN HEALTHCARE (2012), OUR TIME (2009)