city of ghosts
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.
Triumphant —The Guardian
Matthew Heineman’s latest film Cartel Land was nominated for an Academy Award and won three Primetime Emmys. The film premiered at Sundance 2015, where Heineman won the Best Director Award and Special Jury Prize for Cinematography. He also received the Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Documentary Award from the DGA and the Courage Under Fire Award from the IDA. Previously, Heineman directed and produced the Emmy-nominated feature-length documentary Escape Fire, which premiered at Sundance 2012.