"City of Ghosts' at Naro Cinema

30 Aug 2017 - 19:15

Norfolk, VA


August 30, 2017, 7:15 pm

Naro Cinema, 1507 Colley Ave, Norfolk VA, 23517

Winner of the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance Film Festival. This documentary is an unprecedented, on-the-ground transmission from the front lines in Syria in the fight against the Islamic State. It’s a war being waged not only on the ground, but in the digital trenches of social media. Academy Award-nominated director Matthew Heineman (Cartel Land) takes viewers into the war zone of ISIS-occupied Syria, where a band of intrepid citizen journalists armed with video cameras wage a counteroffensive against the terrorist group’s campaign of propaganda. Directed by Oscar nominated filmmaker Matthew Heinemann (Cartel Land). (90 mins)


Post-film discussion:

Steve Rosenthal retired from teaching on the faculty at Hampton University in sociology. He has spent his career as an advocate for social justice and social change.

Steve Baggarly is an activist and organizer with Norfolk Catholic Worker. He has worked in the peace movement against the use of nuclear arms and drones for many years through the action of non-violent civil disobedience.

City of Ghosts provides a grim reminder of what journalism should look like, and why its stakes are literally life and death.”  Ann Hornnaday, Washington Post

City of Ghosts shows us what journalism can do in the face of evil. Its message is haunting, humane, and ultimately hopeful.  Chris Nashawaty, Entertainment Weekly

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