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About The Film
In January 2005, an American man and Iraqi woman joined forces to document the reality of life on the ground for Iraqis living in the heart of the Sunni Triangle of Iraq. THE ROAD TO FALLUJAH follows the true story of filmmaker Mark Manning, who became the only western civilian to live with the people of Fallujah following the November 2004 battle that destroyed their holy city. The film takes an in-depth and humanizing look at the issues in Iraq, seeking avenues to peace from the horrors of war. The events surrounding the battle of Fallujah are a microcosm of America’s policy decisions in Iraq. As one American Military Commander said, “As went Fallujah, so went Iraq.” With unparalleled access to the reality on the ground, THE ROAD TO FALLUJAH provides a human perspective on U.S policy in Iraq, offering a new direction towards solutions to the current crisis and a guide to help shape future foreign policy decisions. A joint production between American and Iraqi filmmakers, THE ROAD TO FALLUJAH includes interviews with the Iraqi civilians and refugees, resistance and foreign fighters, members of the American Military and Congress, media analysts, and Islamic scholars. The film also includes interviews with world leaders of peace, including Archbishop Desmond Tutu, the Dalai Lama, and Thich Nhat Hanh. This is the story of the only outsiders who’ve been able to enter the city and live with the people of Fallujah since the battle, record their stories, and share the footage with the world. Their story is a story of peace.