City of Ghosts, the powerful new film from the Academy Award nominated director Matthew Heineman, opens this weekend in the US starting with the Big Apple. The Syria documentary tells the tale of citizen journalists in their online battle against ISIS. Sharing some of the atrocities and life under Daesh on Facebook and Twitter, members of the group Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently overcome the odds and threats against their lives in their fight to tell the truth in the gripping movie.
Social media users have showed their support for the film with the trailer generating over 1.6 million views as well as 1.3k reactions and comments on Facebook alone.
Amazon Studios/ IFC Films releases theatrically in New York on Friday and in selected theatres in the US from Friday 14 July. For further information on the American release, visit the film's US website here.
The film opens in the UK and Ireland on Friday 21 July. For more information on the GB release, visit cityofghosts.co.uk. Director Matthew Heineman will be making an appearance at the preview screenings including the BFI Southbank, London, on Friday 17 July with a post-film Q&A.
"Could be the definitive Syria documentary" ★★★★★ - The Guardian
"Harrowing, haunting, and ultimately hopeful" - Entertainment Weekly
"Remarkable" - Variety
"Controlled, focused, and emotional... City of Ghosts is a wide-eyed, jaw-dropping look at the battle against ISIS." GRADE: A - The Playlist