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- Side A:
- Feature Film with optional commentaries
- Side B:
- Deleted Scenes
- Fallujah in Context: Timeline of the assault, select footage of Marine assault and select footage of residents during April's siege
- Where are they now?
- NBC Today Show profile on film
- WNYC feature radio interview with Leonard Lopate
Top Customer Reviews
As a person with a close family member recently sent home after getting injured in Iraq, these soldiers really ring true to me. I was happy to get to know them a little bit through this film. These men and women are slowly returning and picking up their lives. If we truly support them, we will make an effort to understand what they've been through as we welcome them back home.
A lot of the other reviews were saying things about it being anti-war and I completely disagree. You get a lot of honest comments from the Soldier's and Iraqi civilians, it's honesty, not anti-war. It's funny how combat troops on the ground have more empathy for people that are potentially trying to kill them than Americans 10,000 miles away.
A few other films that cover this war that are worth watching;
Combat Diary The Marines of Lima CO, this is an unfortunate story and every American should hear it. These Marines dealt with the worst case scenerio and somehow drove on.
Gunner Palace, this film shows how support troops live in Iraq. These guys are an embarrassment to the US Army, however it is still acurate on how a lot of troops live in Iraq
By 2008, long after the second battle of Falluja, and after "The Surge", so many lessons had been learned from the blood, sweat, and tears from deployments like the one in "Occupation: Dreamland", that it seemed like the events in this documentary were unimaginable. "Dreamland" is like a crash course in the "why" of modern tactics. It shows, from top to bottom, everything that should NEVER be done in current COIN or urban operations, before anyone ever wrote down the right way. The wrong responses to IED's, the wrong tactics for patrolling, the wrong attitudes of command, the wrong way to do everything. By the end of the movie, you might feel like clearly the city of Falluja is doomed to be a hotbed of terrorism in Iraq, and that US efforts to quell the area are hopeless. Except for the fact that the city has been relatively quiet for years. Combat troops pulled out of Falluja before most other large population centers. I know, I watched huge convoys of Marines head home from a rather quiet Camp Falluja.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I miss dreamland. Occupied in 2003 with TF3-15in. Either the best time of your life or the worst..... Rock of the Marne!Published 24 months ago by Michael Sabol
I felt like I was in Iraq after watching this. It is the most realistic I have seen on being there. I highly recommend it. Read morePublished on June 16, 2006 by John
Hollywood just isn't making movies right now. In a pile of DVD "screeners", I stumbled upon a plain white DVD entitled "Occupation: Dreamland". Read morePublished on April 28, 2006 by Kathleen B Fellows
OPERATION DREAMLAND is interesting only for its inside look at a squad of the 82nd Airborn on active duty in Falluja (City of Mosques). Read morePublished on April 1, 2006 by Michael W. Kennedy
Awesome look at a precursor to the botched mission in Fallujah. You really feel what soldiers are going through. Read morePublished on March 15, 2006 by The Tolkien Breeder
Look, it's a shame, man, that you can't trust the mainstream media as a source of what's really goin' down in Iraq, whether it be perceptions of a liberal press or the "patriotic"... Read morePublished on March 14, 2006 by Dicky
In response to the reviewer who calls the soldiers in Gunner Palace a bunch of whining support soldiers: those "whining support soldiers" spent 420 days in Iraq, fought from... Read morePublished on March 12, 2006 by 13 Fox