Activist journalist Aziz an in a scene from filmmaker Matthew Heineman's documentary "City of Ghosts."
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So-called heroes sling into action just about every weekend of the summer movie season, but if you want to see the genuine article, you'll have to make your way to "City of Ghosts," Matthew Heineman's documentary about the Syrian activist collective of Raqqa. Raqqa, the provincial eastern Syrian city on the banks of the Euphrates, has for the last three years been the de facto capital of Daesh – the self-anointed Islamic State group or ISIS. The city first drew militants in the uprising against Syrian President Bashar Assad but, in the wake of revolution, Daesh set up camp. In this way, "City of Ghosts" narrows in scope just when it should expanding.
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