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14.-20. januar 2019

Program 2018

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Can the Internet stop terrorism? Matthew Heineman’s award-winning documentary, CITY OF GHOSTS gives an up-close view of the young activists behind the website ‘Raqqa is being slaughtered silently’. When Islamic terrorist organization ISIS took over their home city in 2014, they chose information as their weapon. We get to follow these young people in Raqqa, in Turkey and in Germany and witness the cost of warfare, of flight and of exile.

The film is graphic in its depiction of war and has been described as a defining work on the Syrian conflict. The film’s depiction of the individual fates of these activists is as powerful as the brutality of its images of war, not least when they too have to take on the role of refugees. The movie is also a celebration of journalists, who bravely put themselves in danger for the cause of knowledge and information. It is truly a painful, and equally important film.

Introduction before screenings on Tuesday and Thursday.

Program: 
Orginal title: 
CITY OF GHOSTS
Director: 
Matthew Heineman
Screenplay: 
Matthew Heineman
Photography: 
Matthew Heineman
Run time: 
1 hour 32 min
Year: 
2017
Country: 
USA
Producer: 
Matthew Heineman
Sales: 
Tour de Force
Age rating: 
15
Director info: 

Matthew Heineman (b. 1983) is an American director behind several multiple award-winning documentaries on controversial subjects, screened at film festivals around the world. His previous film, CARTEL LAND received three Emmy awards and was nominated for an Academy award in 2015. He is currently working on his first feature film.