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City of Ghosts (2017)

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A documentary that follows the efforts of "Raqqa Is Being Slaughtered Silently," a handful of anonymous activists who banded together after their homeland was taken over by ISIS in 2014. ... See full summary »

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Matthew Heineman
Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 15 wins & 32 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Abdelaziz Alhamza ... Himself (as Aziz)
Mohamad Almusari Mohamad Almusari ... Himself
Hamoud Almousa ... Himself
Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi ... Himself (archive footage)
Naji Jerf Naji Jerf ... Himself (archive footage)
Hassan Hassan ... Himself, Hamoud Almousa's brother
Hussam Hussam ... Himself, founder of RBSS
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A documentary that follows the efforts 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 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. Written by Production

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Our words are stronger than their weapons

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Documentary | War

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Rated R for disturbing violent content, and for some language | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 July 2017 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Spökstaden See more »

Filming Locations:

Turkey See more »

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Gross USA:

$128,015, 7 September 2017
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Amazon paid $2 million for the rights to the film. See more »

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Featured in Docventures: Valta ja ISIS (2018) See more »

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Broken Wing
Written by Jackson Greenberg, Wasfi Massarani & H. Scott Salinas
Performed by Wasfi Massarani
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Fighting ISIS without weapons
2 January 2018 | by valleyjohnSee all my reviews

City of Ghosts is a documentary feature film that goes behind enemy lines in Syria to follow the citizen journalist collective Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently as they attempt to expose the human rights violations by ISIS and fight the terrorist group's misinformation campaigns in their home country. This group of people 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 I was putting off watching this documentary because I wasn't sure the extent of barbarism that was going to be shown on screen and when you think about it that is ridiculous. We should all see what is happening in Syria but sadly most of us turn a blind eye to what it happening. As it happens this film isn't too graphic. It doesn't show the ISIS videos of beheadings or anything like that instead it focuses on this amazing group of people. What I find incredibly sad is that not only are friends and family of this group dying all the time but when some of them escape to Europe to continue their online fight with ISIS , they are treated like lepers by far right wing groups. The documentary itself does fall off a bit in the last third and is a little bit self congratulatory but to be honest these people deserve all the credit they can get.


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