Battle For Haditha

Synopsis: In November 2005, US Marines fell into an ambush by Iraqi insurgents and one officer got killed. The reprisals by the the Americans were frightening, resulting in the massacre of 24 people, many of whom women and children. "Battle for Haditha" is the faithful account of this tragic event which scandalized the world.
Genre: Drama, History, War
Director(s): Nick Broomfield
Production: HanWay Films
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97 min

What do you wanna know?

I live in a shit barracks,

constant threat.

I get shot at any minute,

through any window.

I wake up every morning,

do the same patrols every day.

And basically,

the only thing I'm fighting for

that I know that I'm fighting for

is to make it home

each and every day

without getting killed.

Because I don't know why we're here.

Oh I know why we're here

but I don't know--

Yeah, I don't know

why we're here.

I mean, I've seen a...

I'd say about

all dressed in black,

in a burqa, or whatever

they call them dresses.

pull out an AK from under her skirt

and starts spraying.

Needless to say,

she got-- I mean,

she became a combattant,

and that's the truth, you know., women, child,

if they pick up a gun and start

shooting at you

they are considered combattants

and that's reality.

It's also just like hunting.

I've hunted deer and

coyotes and shit.

It's like a person

thinks the same,

tries to think like

another person would.

with a weapon.

So, it's luck.

It's the ultimate style of hunting,

is war.

Like, this is the planet Earth.

The body, right?

Body is planet Earth.

and the cornhole,

the brown hole, the asshole,

whatever you wanna call it.

with a bunch of dingleberries.


A bunch of dingleberries

hanging around,

just waiting for a shit storm.

And we just happen to

be the fucking turds...

going through

the asshole.

And all the dingleberries

are just surrounding us,

trying to kill us.

That's what I think about Iraq.

Just a giant butthole.

Hey Jack!

F*ck ya!

I love that shit!

Look at my fucking ass!

Hey! This is why I fucking

love the Marine Corps.

All right, let's move!

Hey Corporal Marquez.

Take a fire team across the street.


Look look look.


What the f*ck dawg!

I've never seen a dick that small.

Hurry up, put your little dick away.

Let's go!

- You hear that?

- Aye Corporal.

His dick is so small,

he's peeing on his nuts.

- Hurry up, get back in formation.

- OohRah.

- Ey Cuthbert.

- Yes, corporal.

- You ready to get some?

- Hua.

Found 119 IEDs,

(Improvised explosive device)

and these faggots are playing

at the side of the road.

All the insurgents

came from Falludja.

They are all here,

waiting for us.

- You know that, right?

- Yes corporal.

We're just life bait

And you retards stop fucking around.


Democracy will succeed because every

month, more and more Iraqis

are fighting for their own country.

People we have liberated

will not surrender their freedom.

Democracy will succeed

because the USA

will not be intimidated

by a bunch of thugs!

? ? ? war.

...corner of Chestnut...

(unintelligible chatter on radio)

- You got DVDs?

- Yeah, sure I got.

You want? Yeah.

Are these the only DVDs you have?

Let me imagine what you're looking for.

You're looking for...

- Boom boom?

- Boom Boom!

- That's what I'm talking about.

- Yeah. All right.

Try it and you must trust me.

So I didn't trust you?

Yeah, I don't trust you motherfuckers

for anything.

I'm sorry, I have to go.

I leave you with my uncle,

he will give you a good deal, okay?

Hey Marcus, check this

fucking video out.

I bought this downtown, at the

electrical shop

off of a bunch of fucking kids.

It was on Al Qaeda TV,

they burned it to a DVD,

It's all our guys.

They were here before us,

patroling the same fucking streets.

Makes my ? ? ? fucking ? ? ?

Let's kill the motherfuckers more.

Kill more people.

If they are gonna go out

and do this shit to us,

we should kill more of them, you know?

You're gotta be kidding me

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Nick Broomfield

Nicholas "Nick" Broomfield (born 1948) is an English documentary film director. His self-reflexive style has been highly influential, and was adapted by many later filmmakers. In the early 21st century, he began to use non-actors in scripted works, which he calls "Direct Cinema". His output ranges from studies of entertainers to political works such as examinations of South Africa before and after the end of apartheid and the rise of the black-majority government of Nelson Mandela and the African National Congress party. Broomfield generally works with a minimal crew, recording sound himself and using one or two camera operators. He is often seen in the finished film, usually holding the sound boom and wearing the Nagra tape recorder. more…

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