Winner of the Independent Spirit Truer than Fiction Award

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.