Also screening in the Scotiabank Big Ideas Series.
There are many films that showcase examples of bravery, but few have the immediacy and incredible on-the-ground access that this film so impossibly provides. Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently is the name of—and reason for—a group of citizen journalists in Syria, who film and anonymously post the devastation of life under ISIS through their social media channels. ISIS fights this war with images as much as it does with guns, and the dangers of opposing them in this manner cannot be underlined enough. Members of RBSS have suffered unspeakable loss in this fight, from execution to exile. In this awe-inspiring film, director Matthew Heineman (whose previous film Cartel Land was nominated for an Academy Award) does not shy away from the complexity and humanity of the situation, allowing RBSS to provide a call to action and a much needed sliver of hope. Sarafina DiFelice
Content notice: Film contains some graphic imagery.
Food & Film: Dinner & Dialogue - SOLD OUT
Saturday, April 29
5:00 PM: Screening of City of Ghosts
7:15 PM: Dinner at Dish Cooking Studio (587 College Street)
Unpack this thought-provoking film with an evening of community, conversation, food and hope. Join us at the table for an intimate dinner with director, Matthew Heineman, as well as inspirational women from Newcomer Kitchen, a nonprofit organization that supports newly-arrived Syrian refugee women. View menu.
Ticket includes film ticket, 3-course family style dinner and taxes. Non-alcoholic event.
Note: Dish Cooking Studio is not wheelchair accessible.