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Nick Broomfield and Elliot Ruiz, Battle for Haditha



The veteran documentarian Nick Broomfield, whose pugnacious in-your-face reporting in Kurt & Courtney and Biggie and Tupac, made him a celebrity of sorts, has created the best movie yet on the Iraq War: Battle for Haditha. Shot in Jordan, using ex-Marines and eyewitness reports from Iraqis and Marines, he recreates the awful November 2005 atrocity that saw 24 unarmed Iraqis slaughtered by Marines following a roadside bombing that killed one of their colleagues and seriously injured two others. Broomfield's star, Elliot Ruiz, an Iraq veteran whose war wounds are incorporated into the film, talks about his experiences there and in the very real landscape of Hollywood.
 

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