Occupation: Dreamland

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

An unflinchingly candid portrait of a squad of American soldiers deployed in the doomed Iraqi city of Fallujah 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. Winner of the Independent Spirit Truer than Fiction Award.

Screening as part of the Stranger Than Fiction: Winter 2018 season, Tuesdays through March 27 at the IFC Center.

  • Country USA
  • Year 2005
  • Running Time 79 minutes
  • Director Ian Olds, Garrett Scott
  • Editor Ian Olds, Garrett Scott
  • Cinematographer Ian Olds
  • Cast Matthew Bacik, Chris Corcione, Eric Forbes, Patrick Napoli, Thomas Turner