SFS Talkies: CITY OF GHOSTS
February 21 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm |
dir. Matthew Heineman
2017 | United States | Documentary, War | In English and Arabic with English subtitles | 92 min | M18 (Violence)
Directed, produced, and filmed by Academy Award–nominated and Emmy–winning filmmaker Matthew Heineman, City of Ghosts is a singularly powerful cinematic experience that is sure to shake audiences to their core as it elevates the canon of one of the most talented documentary filmmakers working today. Captivating in its immediacy, City of Ghosts follows the journey of “Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently
” – a handful of anonymous activists who banded together after their homeland was taken over by ISIS in 2014. With astonishing, deeply personal access, this is the story of a brave group of citizen journalists as they face the realities of life undercover, on the run, and in exile, risking their lives to stand up against one of the greatest evils in the world today.
So that the Truth be Known
The screening will be followed by a 20-minute dialogue with veteran journalist Mr Zainudin Afandi on the critical issues raised in CITY OF GHOSTS. It will be moderated by Ms Lau Joon-Nie from the Singapore Press Club.
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