Date(s) - 10/23/17
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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*Co-sponsored by the Stony Brook School of Journalism at Stony Brook University!
CITY OF GHOSTS follows the efforts of “Raqqa Is Being Slaughtered Silently” (RBSS), a handful of anonymous activists who banded together after their homeland was taken over by ISIS in 2014. With 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. Director Matthew Heineman’s previous film CARTEL LAND was nominated for an Academy Award©, and won three Primetime Emmys©. CITY OF GHOSTS won the Grand Jury Award at the Sheffield Documentary Festival, the Candescent award at the Sundance Film Festival. the In Spirit for Freedom Award for Best Documentary at the Jerusalem Film Festival, the Grand Jury Award at the Sheffield International Documentary Festival, among others!
Time: 90 min
Rated R for disturbing violent content, and for some language.
Guest Speakers for Q&A: Roy Gutman, Pulitzer Prize Winning International Journalist and a Member of the the Film’s Production Team (to be announced at the screening)
Admission: $7.00 at the door (no credit cards, please) $5.00 for SBU undergraduate students with SBU student ID