May 28, 2024

Event Coverage Highlight

Advance Screening of City of Ghosts

The Council on Foreign Relations invites you to a screening of the documentary, City of Ghosts. The film exposes a new type of warfare: a battle over ideas, a fight for hearts and minds, a conflict over clicks and views. Captivating in its immediacy, it 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.


Directed, produced, and filmed by Academy Award–nominated and Emmy-winning filmmaker Matthew Heineman (Cartel Land, 2015 Sundance Film Festival Directing Award), 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 and exciting documentary filmmakers working today.


For further information, please see the CFR backgrounder “Who’s Who in Syria’s Civil War” and the City of Ghosts trailer.


*Members may bring a guest to this event.


To respond to this invitation, please call the DC Meetings Response Line at 202.509.8479.