[Marxism] FILM: New Japanese DVD: "Fallujah 2004"

Ralph Johansen michele at maui.net
Mon Aug 29 16:43:44 MDT 2005

Dahr Jamail's Iraq Dispatches http://dahrjamailiraq.com

New on DVD: Falluja 2004

A film by Japanese independent journalist Toshikuni Doi

Falluja April 2004 A documentary by Japanese independent journalist 
Toshikuni Doi


Fallujah has become a symbol of the resistance movement against the U.S. 
occupation of Iraq. In April 2004, the U.S. forces invaded Fallujah with 
several thousand soldiers. Why did Fallujah become a base of the 
resistance against the occupation? How did the U.S. forces attack? Who 
fought against them? And what damages and injuries did people suffer? 
Ten days after the siege of Falluja was lifted, Toshikuni Doi, a 
Japanese independent journalist, went into Fallujah. His documentary 
investigates the causes of, the conditions during, and damages from the 
siege. The documentary is primarily in Arabic, with English subtitles. 
DVD, 55 minutes.

Toshikuni Doi is a Japanese journalist who has been covering Iraq since 
just after the U.S. invasion.

ORDER ONLINE AT: http://www.progressiveportal.org/store/

"For a well documented, powerful film of what really occurred in 
Fallujah during the April, 2004 siege, this is a must see. The film 
begins by investigating why the resistance began in Fallujah shortly 
after the Anglo-American invasion of Iraq. The film then accurately 
chronicles what occurred in Fallujah during the failed April siege. I 
couldn't recommend this more highly. To get a more complete 
understanding of the failed occupation of Iraq, watch this film and 
encourage others to do the same./" -Dahr Jamail

In addition, here is a petitition against a film being made about 
Fallujah in Hollywood which I encourage you to sign and distribute far 
and wide:

To:  Patricia McQueeney, Mr Ford's agent

Harrison Ford has announced that he wishes to play the role of the 
general in charge of the assault and seige of Fallujah, in an upcoming 
movie to be entitled No True Glory. This action resulted in the 
destruction of a whole city and the loss of many thousand innocent 
lives, and caused over 300,000 people to become homeless, while the 
insurgent Iraqis mostly slipped away, to attack again from elsewhere. We 
do not trust Hollywood to show the abuses of the US forces, who broke 
Geneva Conventions and denied civilians hospitals, water, food, opening 
fire on ambulances and denying the press coverage. We do not believe the 
military to have been innocent pawns of flawed government, and do not 
wish Mr Ford to play General Mattis, and we vote against the making of 
this film. We ask the studios to examine history before they rewrite it. 
We ask Mr Ford to read up on the truth. "And the truth shall set us free."


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