Director Matthew Heineman On His Oscar-Shortlisted Doc ‘City Of Ghosts’: “The Hardest Film I’ve Made By Far”

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After directing the Oscar-nominated documentary Cartel Land, on the vicious drug war spanning the U.S. and Mexico, Matthew Heineman would have been forgiven for taking on a less dangerous assignment for his next film. Instead, he turned his attention to an even deadlier conflict, Syria's brutal civil war, for his harrowing City of Ghosts. The film, which recently made the Oscar documentary shortlist, centers on members of Raqqa Is Being Slaughtered Silently (RBSS), a…