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The Ground Truth

Rating:R (for disturbing violent content, and language)
Genre:Documentary
Release Date:September 15, 2006
Running time:62 minutes
Cast:Robert Acosta, Herold Noel, Charles Anderson, Kelly Dougherty
Director:Patricia Foulkrod
Producer:Patricia Foulkrod, Daniela Taplin Lundberg
Writer:Patricia Foulkrod
Distributor:Focus Features

Description: This documentary follows six American heroes--ordinary men and women who heeded the call for military service in Iraq--through their recruitment, 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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