Film screening of 'City of Ghosts,' followed by discussion

August 22, 2018

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Penn State's Center for Global Studies will present a film screening of "City of Ghosts" at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 5 in the Lewis Katz Auditorium, followed by a discussion with Abdalaziz Alhamza, award-winning Syrian journalist, human rights defender and activist.

Alhamza is the co-founder and spokesperson of Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently (RBSS), a non-partisan, independent organization that formed following the ISIS takeover of Raqqa in 2014. RBSS documents the abuses committed by the Bashar Al-Assad regime and ISIS in Syria. "City of Ghosts" follows the journey of RBSS as it faces the realities of life undercover, on the run and in exile, risking their lives to confront ISIS.

All members of the community are welcome to attend this event. Wednesday’s venue will also include a reception following the film and discussion.

The film screening and Alhamza’s visit are 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, Rock Ethics Institute, School of International Affairs, and Schreyer Honors College.

For more information, contact Sarah Lyall-Combs at 814-867-4697 or email at

  • City of Ghosts movie poster

    The Center for Global Studies will present a film screening of City of Ghosts on September 5 at 4:30 p.m. at the Lewis Katz Auditorium.

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