2017 Alumni

Expected to Attend: Editor Matt Hamachek

After Raqqa, Syria, was overtaken by ISIS in 2014, a group of anonymous citizen journalists formed a collective to report the truth of the Syrian conflict to the outside world. With remarkable access, director Matthew Heineman (Cartel Land) presents an intimate and immersive profile of the brave figures involved, revealing what they’ve sacrificed through their work. Demonstrating the realities of living a life in exile, undercover, City of Ghosts spotlights their determination to keep resisting despite grave personal risk, all for the sake of their homeland’s future. Courtesy of Amazon Studios/A&E IndieFilms/IFC Films.


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Director: Matthew Heineman
Producer: Matthew Heineman
Cinematographer: Matthew Heineman
Editor: Matthew Hamachek, Pax Wassermann, Matthew Heineman
Music: Jason Greenberg, H Scott Salinas
Running Time: 91
Language: English, Arabic
Country: USA
Year: 2017