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The Road to Fallujah (2008)

An American man and Iraqi woman joined forces to document the reality of life on the ground for Iraqi civilians and become the only outsiders to live with the people of Fallujah following the battle that destroyed their holy city.


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Credited cast:
Rana al Aiouby
Tariq Ali
Juan Campo
Paul D. Eaton
Arun Gandhi
(as Thich Nhat Hanh)
Katy Helvenston-Wettengal
Dahr Jamail
Adam Kokesh
Dennis Kucinich
Mark Manning
Matthew Mardan
Nadia McCaffery
Nir Rosen


The Road to Fallujah is a personal quest for understanding, a journey through the largest battle of the "war on terror" that transcends the myths and misconceptions that perpetuate cycles of hatred and violence. In November 2004, the largest urban battle of the Iraq War took place in the city of Fallujah, changing that changed the course and outcome of America's ambitions in Iraq. Fallujah-, considered by Iraqis to be a sacred and holy city- and by the American military as "the hotbed of the insurgency," was largely destroyed in an eight-day battle called "Operation Phantom Fury." In January 2005, following the battle, filmmaker Mark Manning joined forces with an Iraqi human rights worker, Rana Al-Aiouby, too and became the only un-embedded western civilian to live with the people of Fallujah and document their stories. Manning & Al-Aiouby were the only outside civilians to gain access inside this forbidden city which, to this day, remains under controlled access to outsiders and the ... Written by Mark Manning, Natalie Kalustian

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fallujah | iraq | journey | peace | See All (4) »


One Man's Journey into the Heart of War


Documentary | War



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