City of Ghosts

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City of Ghosts


Thursday Sep 28 06:00 PM
Sunday Oct 01 04:00 PM
Wednesday Oct 04 01:00 PM
Wednesday Oct 04 07:30 PM
Thursday Oct 05 01:00 PM


Doris Duke Theatre


Museum members: $10.00
General Admission: $12.00


About the Film:

Part of the Seventh Art Stand.

Hospitality Sponsor: Aqua-Aston Hospitality 

Directed by Matthew Heineman. Documentary. USA 2017. English and Arabic with English subtitles. 91 mins.
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 (RBSS)”—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. 

On September 28 at 6pm, listen to opening remarks by Attorney General Doug Chin and join us for a post-screening conversation with the following special guests:

Abdalaziz Alhamza, co-founder of RBSS
Hamoud Al-Mousa, co-founder of RBSS
Walaa Altahaan, member of RBSS   

Read Alhamza's New York Times opinion piece here

Admission to the opening screening on Sept. 28 at 6pm is free, seating on a first come first served basis. Sponsored by Hawaii J20+.

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