'City of Ghosts'
U.S. Documentary; 93 minutes.
Heroes emerge in the shadow of the so-called Islamic State, and those heroes get their moment in Matthew Heineman's absorbing documentary "City of Ghosts."
The movie follows the men behind the citizen-journalism group Raqqa Is Being Slaughtered Silently, which chronicles the oppression inflicted on the Syrian city of Raqqa by the group known as ISIS. Their mission is to present a counter-narrative to ISIS' slickly produced propaganda, which argues that the people of Raqqa love their new rulers — in spite of the regular executions and beheadings.