Falluja April Two Thousand Four (Arabic)
Falluja a city that became a symbol of Iraqi resistance to a United States occupation in April of two thousand four, when the United States launched a major assault involving thousands of troops on a mostly Sunni city. In a one month long siege, around seven hundred and thirty people were killed, and some two thousand eight hundred wounded. Ten days after, in early May two thousand four, Toshikuni Doi, a freelance journalist, visited Falluja with a camcorder to discover what had actually happened inside that besieged city.
A number of some of that city’s residents, men and women, spoke to him. What turned that “city of mosques” into a “city of resistance”? How did United States troops carry out their attack on this city?
What was an impact on this city’s residents? What was it like there during those fights? And what was a human cost?
Falluja April Two Thousand Four, is a fifty five minute pure documentary film with no additional music or effects, shows what a military operation means to a city and its people. Ever since the United States government military invaded Falluja, those locals that opposed those troops have been labeled insurgents. Is this an accurate label or is it more propaganda by the United States military.
Perhaps is it really more accurate to label Iraqi’s opposed to the United States military invasion as freedom fighters instead? You can’t help but wonder, if after forcefully invading Fallujah, Iraq, that the United States propaganda machine would label their victims in a wrong manner purposefully.