Produced by Tadhamun (Iraqi Women Organization), And Peace Be Upon You O Fallujah is an audio collage and a 20 page booklet that pays a heartbreaking homage to the people of al Fallujah, telling the story of the two main U.S led attacks on Al Fallujah in April and November of 2004. The collage begins with the voices of children playing around and slowly fades into the recurring background sound of Apache helicopters underlying a short disturbing conversation between a group of American soldiers and Iraqi children:
The U.S soldier is heard asking the child “Do you want candy?” in which the child responds with pure innocence only to hear the U.S soldier telling him “I don’t have any candy, do you want a hand grenade?” causing the child to fearfully respond with “No! No! No! No!”
Starting with this conversation, the audio collage situates the listener into an emotional state that highlights the social construct of occupation and people in power, because in reality, children across Iraq were the victims of all sorts of bombs during the invasion and occupation at the hands of those soldiers, their allies, and the collaborators.
The collage also features Iraqi and non-Iraqi poems, resistance folk songs from al Fallujah, musical pieces played by Iraqi artists, a U.S commander comments, a short excerpt of an interview with Noam Chomsky, a resident of al Fallujah speaking about their plight and the destruction, and appropriately ends with the voices of those same children you heard in the beginning; reminding us of the loss and tragedy of the people of al Fallujah.
Tadhamun (solidarity) is an Iraqi women organization, encompasses many organisations and individuals standing by Iraqi women’s struggle against neo-colonial order, regional power hegemony and sectarian politics in Iraq. Fighting for equal citizenship across ethnicities and religions, for human rights, and gender equality.
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