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City of Ghosts Rated 18

City of Ghosts

Dir. Matthew Heineman. USA, 2017. 1h 32m.

A powerful documentary about citizen journalists risking their lives to document the terror of ISIS for the Syrian website Raqqa Is Being Slaughtered Silently. A poignant and often disturbing real-life thriller by the director of the Oscar-nominated documentary Cartel Land.

‘Heineman may have made the definitive contemporary documentary about the tragedy of Syria, as well as an epoch-defining piece on modern media tactics.’ ★★★★★ Charlie Phillips, The Guardian

'City Of Ghosts wears three hats with aplomb - a summation of the tragedy that's befallen Syria, how horror can be resisted with just laptops, phones and courage, and the importance of shining a light into the darker corners of the world.’ ★★★★★ Andrew Lowry, Empire