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Aro Favourite Battle For Haditha


USA 2007, 93 minutes
Dir. Nick Broomfield
Rating: [R16]
Genres: Drama / War


Aroview: No ordinary Iraq war flick, this powerful dramatic feature from the inscrutable Nick Broomfield proves no less fearless and 'realistic' than his acclaimed documentaries.

Deploying a cast of real-life marines and mostly-improvised dialogue, he re-stages an incident that occurred in 2005 in which a group of enraged US marines gunned down 24 Iraqi men, women and children. The film persuasively depicts the broader "Iraq problem" in this microcosmic event, as it draws the diagrammatic tensions between the US military (and the chain of command), Islamic insurgents, and the ordinary and diverse Iraqi people. It's an affecting anti-war diatribe, and one of both educational and historical import.

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