Film und Diskussion am 23. November 2017 in Berlin ICS

City of Ghosts: Vorpremiere und Diskussion

Filmplakat: City of Ghosts
Filmplakat: City of Ghosts

Gemeinsam mit der Berlin Film Society und Berliner Union Film präsentiert Reporter ohne Grenzen eine Vorpremiere von City of Ghosts, einem international ausgezeichneten Dokumentarfilm über die syrische Bürgerjournalistengruppe Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently. Im Anschluss an das Screening diskutieren Vertreter von Reporter ohne Grenzen und Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently über die aktuelle Lage der Medienfreiheit in Syrien und die Perspektiven nach der Vertreibung der Dschihadistenmiliz „Islamischer Staat“ aus ihrer ehemaligen Hochburg Rakka.

Am 23. November 2017
um 20 Uhr
bei der Berliner Union Film,
Oberlandstr. 26-35, 12099 Berlin.

Eintritt: €10 / €8 

Englischsprachige Ankündigung:

On 23 November, the Berlin Film Society, Reporters Without Borders Germany and Berliner Union Film present a preview screening of the documentary City of Ghosts by Matthew Heineman. The screening will take place in one of the Berliner Union Film studios. Following the screening, a panel discussion including representatives of Reporters Without Borders and Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently will shed light on the current situation of media freedom in Syria and its perspectives after the end of IS rule over Raqqa. 

Oscar-nominated filmmaker Matthew Heineman follows up Cartel Land with another real-life international thriller. With deeply personal access, City of Ghosts is the story of a brave group of Syrian citizen journalists risking their lives to stand up against the Islamic State in Raqqa.

About City of Ghosts

A real-life international thriller, City of Ghosts 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.

About Reporters Without Borders

Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is an international non-governmental organization promoting and defending media freedom worldwide. Drawing on a network of sections, offices and correspondents around the world, RSF continuously monitors and denounces attacks on journalists, citizen journalists and media organizations, campaigns against censorship and against laws aimed restricting media freedom and gives practical assistance to persecuted journalists. When the situation for Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently became more and more dangerous, RSF helped the group’s activists rent a safe house in Istanbul, lobbied German authorities to grant them a legal status on short notice and supported the group after their arrival in Germany. 

About Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently

Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently is a campaign launched by a group of non-violent activists in Raqqa. They aim to expose the atrocities committed by The regime of Bashar Al-Assad and terrorist extremist group ISIS toward the civilian population. “We shed light on the overlooking of these atrocities by all parties. We are a nonpartisan and independent news page. We are not tied to any political or military group. We convey the truth objectively.”

About the Berlin Film Society

Berlin Film Society is an independent, non-profit organisation which prides itself on showcasing independent and auteur cinema, as well as championing innovative filmmaking talent.

About Berliner Union Film

Overlooking Berlin’s famous Tempelhof airport, the Berliner Union Film campus is an iconic production site with a rich history. The campus buildings were originally built in 1912 and for the past 100 years have played a role in creating movie and television productions.

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