SWF Screening - CITY OF GHOSTS with Post Show Talk


Anticipate Pictures presents CITY OF GHOSTS

- With Singapore Writers Festival -

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 documentary filmmakers working today. Captivating in its immediacy, City of Ghosts 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.

Watch Trailer HERE


Featuring Post Show Talk Q&A with:

Helon Habila | Nigeria

Helon Habila was born in Nigeria and is now an associate professor of creative writing at George Mason University in the US. He is the author of three novels: Waiting for an Angel (2003), Measuring Time (2007), and Oil on Water (2010). His latest book, The Chibok Girls, is a work of non-fiction.

Mohamed Imran Mohamed Taib | Singapore

Tulisan-tulisan Mohamed Imran Mohamed Taib mengenai agama dan kepelbagaian budaya telah diterbitkan di The Straits Times, Today, Berita Harian, The Malaysian Insider dan The Jakarta Post. Beliau adalah aktivis interfaith di Pusat Harmoni, dan merupakan anggota pengasas Pusat Leftwrite, yang bertujuan untuk menggalakkan kesedaran kritis serta penyertaan dan kepedulian sivik. Beliau telah menyunting bersama dan menerbitkan dua buah buku dan pernah memegang jawatan ketua editor jurnal sosio-agama Melayu Tafkir.

Mohamed Imran Mohamed Taib’s writings about religion and multiculturalism have appeared in The Straits Times, Today, Berita Harian, The Malaysian Insider and The Jakarta Post. He is an interfaith activist who works for the Harmony Centre, and is a founding member of Leftwrite Centre, which aims to promote critical consciousness and civic social participation and awareness. He has co-edited and published two books and was chief editor of Malay socio-religious journal Tafkir.


Film: City of Ghosts
Director: Matthew Heineman
Genre: Documentary / War
Languages: English, Arabic
Rating: M18
Duration: 90 min + 60 min of Q&A

VENUE: National Gallery Singapore, Ngee Ann Kongsi Auditorium

*Note: This is not a Singapore Premiere of City of Ghosts

Screening starts promptly at stated times. No trailers or ads will be played before screening - kindly ensure you can make the screening punctually. Do note that there is a strict no-cellphone-use policy in the Screening Room throughout the duration of the films.

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Sat Nov 4, 2017
4:30 PM - 7:00 PM SGT
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