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A documentary that follows the efforts of "Raqqa Is Being Slaughtered Silently," a handful of anonymous activists who banded together after their homeland was taken over by ISIS in 2014. ... See full summary »

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Matthew Heineman
Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 15 wins & 32 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Abdelaziz Alhamza ... Himself (as Aziz)
Mohamad Almusari Mohamad Almusari ... Himself
Hamoud Almousa ... Himself
Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi ... Himself (archive footage)
Naji Jerf Naji Jerf ... Himself (archive footage)
Hassan Hassan ... Himself, Hamoud Almousa's brother
Hussam Hussam ... Himself, founder of RBSS
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A documentary that follows the efforts 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 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. Written by Production

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Our words are stronger than their weapons

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Documentary | War

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for disturbing violent content, and for some language | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 July 2017 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Spökstaden See more »

Filming Locations:

Turkey See more »

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Gross USA:

$128,015, 7 September 2017
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Color
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Amazon paid $2 million for the rights to the film. See more »

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Featured in Docventures: Valta ja ISIS (2018) See more »

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Broken Wing
Written by Jackson Greenberg, Wasfi Massarani & H. Scott Salinas
Performed by Wasfi Massarani
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Poetic and contemplative
21 January 2018 | by ruralmiloSee all my reviews

There arent enough superlatives for this movie. Really is one of those feats of documentary film making that reminds you that films can be genuine agents for insight and change.

Outstanding.


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