A film screening of “The Western Front”
After fighting as a U.S. Marine in Iraq’s most violent province, Zachary Iscol returned to Fallujah in Al Anbar, where the Marine Corps has since established itself as a model of counterinsurgency. First-time writer/director Iscol chronicles his return to the formerly bloody region in “The Western Front,” exploring the blurred lines between enemies and allies, soldiers and civilians in his debut. He begins to confront the dilemmas he faced fighting an enemy that hid among civilians. Profoundly honest, this documentary explores the resulting tragedies from all sides to reveal a simple but surprising truth about the nature of war and peace. A combat decorated Marine Infantry Officer, Iscol fought in the November 2004 battle to retake Fallujah. He graduated from Cornell University in 2001 and has written, spoken, and lectured about his experiences in Iraq.
There will be a panel discussion following the film screening with filmmakers and members from the student groups.