city of ghosts
Dir. Matthew Heineman | Documentary | U.S.A. | 2017 | 90 min.
English and Arabic, with English subtitles
Discussion to follow (via Skype) with director Matthew Heineman
SATURDAY, March 18, 2017- Chilmark Community Center
Sometimes the most important stories are the most dangerous to tell. Matthew Heineman, the director (and Vineyard summer resident) who brought us the the jaw-dropping film Cartel Land (MVFF 2015) and Escape Fire (MVFF 2012) now turns his camera and mic on Raqqa Is Being Slaughtered Silently—an organization of anonymous, ordinary Syrian citizens-turned-activists who banded together after their hometown was taken over by ISIS in 2014. They bravely risk their lives everyday, smuggling information and photos out into the world in order to reveal the reality of life in Syria today.
Matthew Heineman is an Oscar-nominated and Emmy-winning filmmaker based in New York. His documentary City of Ghosts won this year’s Candescent award at the Sundance Film Festival. His previous feature-length film, Cartel Land, was nominated for an Academy Award last year.
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