Monday, January 19, 2009

Slamdance: The Road to Fallujah

Even viewers who feel they’ve already O.D.’d on docu-critiques about the U.S. invasion of Iraq will be intrigued – if not enraged and appalled – by The Road to Fallujah, an earnest overview of the November 2004 campaign by Coalition Forces against the primarily Sunni city said to be a “major sanctuary” for Iraqi insurgents. Neophyte filmmaker Mark Manning fortuitously positioned himself in the right place at the right time, to focus on a bad situation made unimaginably worse by short-sighted strategic decisions and apparently indiscriminate ground and air assaults. You can read my review of this Slamdance Film Festival offering here.

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