City of Ghosts is an American Arabic-dialect narrative movie that was based around a Syrian media dissident group called Raqqa Is Being Slaughtered Silently. The group is on the run and in a state of banishment on the grounds that their country is taken over by ISIS in 2014. The movie debuted in 2017 at the Sundance Film Festival and it was acquired by Amazon in a $2 million arrangement. Being directed by Matthew Heineman the documentary was a huge success. For the City of Ghosts, Matthew won the Outstanding Directorial Achievement.
Release date: January 21, 2017
City of Ghosts Cast and Crew
Directors: Matthew Heineman
Producers: Maiken Baird
Stars: Mohamad Almusari, Hamoud Almousa, Abdelaziz Alhamza
Genre: Documentary, War
Movie Duration: 1h 33m
Rotten Tomatoes: 98%
City of Ghosts follows a brave group of journalists who put their lives on the line so they could provide useful information to the rest of the world via journalism. The group transferred their recordings to YouTube and social media and demonstrated the world the brutality and sheer psychopathic hate of ISIS.
This film indicated shocking pictures, having been nauseous about looking them out on the web: decapitations, executions, taunt torturous killings, and Nazi-style bulletin disgracing. RBSS, as they are known, went up against ISIS in the computerized media war, coordinating the jihadist undeniably complex purposeful publicity recordings with a material of their own. A portion of their most obliterating pictures concerns ISIS’s merciless enlistment of youngsters. As RBSS put it: “Youngsters are ISIS kindling.” Now a great number of people in the gathering have taken shelter in Germany, where they live in dread of being killed. Their battle goes on. This is a great demonstration of another sort of resident’s computerized news coverage.
City of Ghosts trailer: