“City of Ghosts,” a documentary capturing the rebels who risk their lives for the anti-ISIS movement R.B.S.S. – Raqqa Is Being Slaughtered Silently – had a screening last week in New York, followed by a panel with director Matthew Heineman, producer Alex Gibney, and one of the subjects of the film known by his first name, Aziz.
The film is a harrowing experience depicting the constant danger that the Syrian city Raqqa faces daily from ISIS using real cellphone footage, as well as about the men behind R.B.S.S. who fight diligently every day, risking their own lives, to get information from Raqqa out to the rest of the world. Aziz is a former student turned spokesperson for the group. Below, we have some highlights from the panel.