City of Ghosts

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New York Premiere

USA | 90 MINUTES

CITY OF GHOSTS

Documentary
Academy Award®-nominated director Matthew Heineman (Cartel Land, TFF 2015) returns with another immersive documentary from the front lines of one of the most dangerous places on Earth. In City of Ghosts, Heineman focuses his camera on the heroic citizen-journalists of Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently (RBSS), who take great risks in order to document Islamic State atrocities in their home city. While the work of RBSS has attracted international media attention, the stories of the individuals behind it, their lives and their personal strength through adversity, provide a unique perspective on the ongoing Syrian conflict. City of Ghosts also offers a captivating window into the media war being fought between ISIS’s propaganda team and the RBSS journalists, as it follows the perilous journey of RBSS members as they continue their work, even in the face of insurmountable odds.

—Deborah Rudolph

CAST & CREDITS

Directed by Matthew Heineman

Matthew Heineman’s previous film Cartel Land was nominated for an Academy Award®, and won three Primetime Emmys®, the Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Documentary Award from the DGA, and the Courage Under Fire Award from the International Documentary Association. Previously, Heineman directed and produced the Emmy®-nominated feature-length documentary Escape Fire.
Director
Matthew Heineman
Producer
Matthew Heineman
Executive Producers
Alex Gibney, Molly Thompson, Elaine Frontain Bryant, David Fialkow, Stacey Offman, Robert Sharenow, Maiken Baird
Co-Producers
Juan Camilo Cruz, Matthew Hamachek, Joedan Okun, Maya Seidler
Editors
Matthew Hamachek, Pax Wassermann, Matthew Heineman
Cinematographer
Matthew Heineman
Composers
Jackson Greenberg, H. Scott Salinas
Sales Agent
John Sloss

CONTACTS

Press Contact
Charlie Olsky
Cinetic Marketing
New York, NY 10001
Phone: 917 545 7260
Charlie@cineticmedia.com
Print Source
Dylan McGinty
Amazon Studios
New York, NY 10001
Phone: 917 545 7260
dylan.mcginty@amazonstudios.com