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Occupation Dreamland

http://www.occupationdreamland.com

A documentary made by film makers imbedded with the 82nd Airborne in Falluja.
opens at Cinema Village NYC sept 23. I’ve heard it’s outstanding.



by teru kuwayama at 2005-09-19 22:04:39 UTC (ed. Mar 12 2008 ) brooklyn , United States | Bookmark | | Report spam→

23 Sep 2005 00:09
Hey Teru-  How long will it be there?

Stef


by [former member] | 20 Sep 2005 01:09 | Dubai, United Arab Emirates | | Report spam→
Im up to it Teru… are u going?

by [former member] | 20 Sep 2005 23:09 | New York City, United States | | Report spam→
Hi Stefan — cinema village has a kind of complicated "end date" thing on their website that I didn’t quite understand, and no answers on the OGM on phoneline. I’ll shoot an email to Christian Parenti, he’s tight with the film makers.

Leo, I’m down for it Friday. It’s playing every two hours from 1:30 to 9:30.




by teru kuwayama | 21 Sep 2005 12:09 | brooklyn, United States | | Report spam→
see you all there…..

"An unflinchingly candid portrait of a squad of American soldiers deployed in
the doomed Iraqi city of Falluja during the winter of 2004, OCCUPATION:
DREAMLAND chronicles the daily grind of young recruits as they patrol an
environment of low-intensity conflict creeping steadily towards catastrophe.
The film documents the city’s waning stability before a final series of
military assaults began in the spring of 2004 that effectively destroyed it.

A real opportunity to see the war from a soldier’s perspective, OCCUPATION:
DREAMLAND provides an intimate examination of the escalating tension in the
unstable region.  The narrative follows a downward spiral of civil
destabilization and personal frustration, borne by individuals trapped on
both sides of the conflict, and unflinchingly addresses the soldiers’
operational and moral ambivalence about the war effort itself.

Filmmakers Garrett Scott and Ian Olds were given access to all operations of
the Army’s 82nd Airborne. They lived with the unit 24/7, giving voice to
soldiers held under a strict code of authority as they cope with an
ambiguous, often lethal environment. The result is a revealing, sometimes
surprising look at Army life, operations and the complexity of American war
in the 21st century."

by Adam Cohen | 21 Sep 2005 16:09 | Brooklyn, United States | | Report spam→
<br/>
<a href="http://www.villagevoice.com/film/0538,land,68006,20.html" class="moz-txt-link-freetext">http://www.villagevoice.com/film/0538,land,68006,20.html</a><br/>
<br/>
<br/>
Below note from Garrett Scott//<br/>
<br/>
Hey Friends,<br/>
<br/>
Well, I finally have the pleasure to announce that OCCUPATION: DREAMLAND<br/>
will open this Friday at CINEMA VILLAGE.  Check out the flyer below for more<br/>
information.  It's been a long haul, and now we are here.  The film print<br/>
looks fantastic.<br/>
<br/>
As many of you may know, opening weekend box office is crucial <br/>
to keeping the movie on the screen in NY, as well as getting it into <br/>
other theaters in the US.  Everything depends upon people coming for <br/>
the weekend shows, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.<br/>
<br/>
Two years of work and these three days make or break the movies <br/>
theatrical life.  Please come down and buy a ticket.  Take an hour and <br/>
a half this weekend for some real movie action!  Everyone try and get <br/>
four friends to go!  It will help us more than I can explain properly.<br/>
<br/>
You won't be disappointed.  I'm including an e-flyer to send to <br/>
your favorite folks in NY.  We've got great reviews in the NY papers <br/>
this week (check the Voice, TIme Out and the NY Times on Friday).  <br/>
We're doing radio and TV, but that won't do it.  It's all grass roots <br/>
now, and I thank you for all of your help.<br/>
<br/>
We'll be there all weekend, with one of the soldiers from the movie.  <br/>
Come down and see us.<br/>
<br/>
Very best,<br/>
<br/>
Garrett Scott<br/>
<a href="http://www.occupationdreamland.com/" class="moz-txt-link-abbreviated">www.occupationdreamland.com</a>


by teru kuwayama | 22 Sep 2005 08:09 | brooklyn, United States | | Report spam→
Is this film likely to be aired outside the US. Is there any plans to showcase this film in Britain?

by [former member] | 23 Sep 2005 11:09 | London, United Kingdom | | Report spam→
I don’t know, but perhaps you can find out here:

http://www.occupationdreamland.com/contact.html


by teru kuwayama | 24 Sep 2005 10:09 | brooklyn, United States | | Report spam→
Hey Teru how are you 


by [former member] | 24 Sep 2005 23:09 | kabul, Afghanistan | | Report spam→
char-o-panj. chi mega?


by teru kuwayama | 26 Sep 2005 14:09 | brooklyn, United States | | Report spam→
After the film, the director was on hand to answer questions from the audience.  He gave us a firsthand eyewitness account of what is really happening in Iraq.
 Definately an eye opener.

 


by J. P. Pacquing | 11 Oct 2005 14:10 | New York City, United States | | Report spam→

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teru kuwayama, I/O teru kuwayama
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