The Center for Global Studies presents a screening of the award-winning film City of Ghosts followed by a discussion with Abdalaziz Alhamza, journalist and co-founder of Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently. Reception to follow.
Abdalaziz Alhamza is an award-winning Syrian journalist, human rights defender, and activist. He is the co-founder and spokesperson of Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently (RBSS), a non-partisan, independent organization that banded together following the ISIS takeover of Raqqa in 2014. RBSS exposes the atrocities committed by the Bashar Al-Assad regime and ISIS in Syria.
City of Ghosts follows the journey of Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently. With astonishing, deeply personal access, this is the story of a brave group of citizen journalists as they face the realities of life under cover, on the run, and in exile, risking their lives to stand up against one of the greatest evils in the world today.
Co-sponsored by the Department of Comparative Literature, Department of History, Department of Political Science, Department of Sociology and Criminology, McCourtney Institute for Democracy, Paterno Fellows Program, School of International Affairs, and Schreyer Honors College