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The Ground Truth

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Release Date: September 15, 2006 (limited)
Studio: Focus Features
Director: Patricia Foulkrod
Screenwriter: Patricia Foulkrod
Starring: Patricia Foulkrod, Robert Acosta, Jimmy Massey, Jackie Massey, Denver Jones, Sean Huze, Herald Noel
Genre: Documentary
MPAA Rating: R (for disturbing violent content, and language)
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Plot Summary: "The Ground Truth" stunned filmgoers at the 2006 Sundance and Nantucket Film Festivals. Hailed as "powerful" and "quietly unflinching," Patricia Foulkrod's searing documentary feature includes exclusive footage that will stir audiences. The filmmaker's subjects are patriotic young Americans ordinary men and women who heeded the call for military service in Iraq as they experience recruitment and training, combat, homecoming, and the struggle to reintegrate with families and communities. The terrible conflict in Iraq, depicted with ferocious honesty in the film, is a prelude for the even more challenging battles fought by the soldiers returning home with personal demons, an uncomprehending public, and an indifferent government. As these battles take shape, each soldier becomes a new kind of hero, bearing witness and giving support to other veterans, and learning to fearlessly wield the most powerful weapon of all the truth.

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