Screening & Discussion: 3rd i NY & Alwan Present "Fear Not the Path of Truth: A Veteran's Journey After Fallujah

Thu, December 19, 2013 7:00 pm at Alwan for the Arts

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Alwan and 3rd i NY are proud to Co-Present with Vets for Peace and the Justic for Fallujah Project:

Fear Not the Path of Truth (85 mins)

Fear Not the Path of Truth: A Veteran’s Journey After Fallujah follows Ross Caputi, a veteran of the 2nd siege of Fallujah, as he investigates the atrocities that he participated in and the legacy of US foreign policy in Fallujah.

Film Trailer: Here

The documentary film screening will be followed by a discussion and Q&A with the director, Ross Caputi, moderated by Dr. Tom Fasy (Vets for Peace)

Doors open at 6:30pm | Suggested Contribution: $5

About the Director

Ross Caputi is a veteran, writer, and activist. During his deployment to Iraq, he participated in the 2nd siege of Fallujah, one of the most destructive and indiscriminate operations of the entire occupation of Iraq. His experience there led him to question the assumptions and justifications for going to war. In 2010 he started the Justice For Fallujah Project (

Fear Not the Path of Truth also includes original interviews with:

Amir Alani: Fallujah native and sociologist by profession

Feurat Alani: Son of Amir, and journalist by profession. Mr. Alani is a journalist with Baozi Prod. In 2011 he produced an award-winning investigative documentary about the current public health crisis in Fallujah, "Fallujah: a lost generation?".

Dr. Intisar Ariabi: Formerly the head Pharmacist of the Yarmouk Teaching Hospital in Baghdad, and currently a Director at The Cancer and Birth Defects Foundation. Dr. Ariabi is also a co-author of the very important study Cancer, Infant Mortality and the Birth Sex-Ratio in Fallujah, Iraq 2005-2009.

Dr. Muhamad Al Darraji: Biologist by profession, and formerly a member of the Fallujah City Council in 2004. Dr. Al Darraji has worked extensively with the UN Human Rights Council to address the human rights violations committed against Fallujah. He is the author of several publications, including "Testimonies of Crimes Against Humanity in Fallujah". And he is the Director of the Monitoring Net of Human Rights in Iraq and the Conservation Center of Environment and Reserves in Fallujah.

Dirk Adriaensens: Criminologist, writer and activist. He is also an Executive Committee member of the BRussells Tribunal. Between 1992 and 2003 he led several delegations to Iraq. He was a member of the International Organizing Committee of the World Tribunal on Iraq (2003-2005), and he is the co-author of several books and articles for numerous newssites.

Professor Kathreen Malley-Morrison: Professor of Psychology at Boston University. She is well known in the new field of Peace Psychology. She also runs the blog Engaging Peace. Check out her posts on "moral disengagement" and consider this theory's application to the atrocities committed against Fallujah.

Paul Atwood: Senior Lecture in American Studies and is a Research Associate at the William Joiner Center for the Study of War and Social Consequences at UMass Boston. For over twenty years Paul Atwood has been teaching courses on American wars of the twentieth century, with emphasis upon the social, politcal, and economic consequences to the United States and the even more bitter costs to those nations on the recieving end of American firepower. He is the author of War and Empire: The American way of life.


About 3rd i NY

3rd I New York’s monthly film/video/media salon is designed by local filmmakers and cultural producers to showcase the works of independent media makers of South Asian, Central Asian, and Arab descent. Providing alternative forums for these filmmakers who often have few venues to showcase their work and whose cultures and histories are often demonized or misrepresented in mainstream media, not only increases their visibility, but also provides a social forum for peers and audiences to participate in an ongoing discussion.


3rdi NY Film Programming is made possible in part with public funds from the Fund for Creative Communities, supported by New York State Council on the Arts, and the Manhattan Community Arts Fund, supported by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, both in partnership with the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council. Alwan for the Arts hosts our monthly screenings series. We are thankful to the SINGH Foundation for acting as our fiscal sponsor.

This Event was Co-Sponosored by the Justice for Fallujah Project


Alwan's programs are made possible, in part, with public funds from the New York State Council of the Arts (NYSCA) and New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in Partnership with the City Council.

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