The Ground Truth

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Overview

Filmmaker Patricia Foulkrod produced and directed this documentary, designed to shed light on a little examined side of war -- the soldiers who do the fighting. The Ground Truth: The Human Cost of War focuses on the men and women who fought in the War in Iraq, but found themselves largely ignored in the media coverage of the conflict and in their treatment by the military bureaucracy when they came back from the front lines. In extensive interviews with veterans of the Iraq war, these men and women talk about the...
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Overview

Filmmaker Patricia Foulkrod produced and directed this documentary, designed to shed light on a little examined side of war -- the soldiers who do the fighting. The Ground Truth: The Human Cost of War focuses on the men and women who fought in the War in Iraq, but found themselves largely ignored in the media coverage of the conflict and in their treatment by the military bureaucracy when they came back from the front lines. In extensive interviews with veterans of the Iraq war, these men and women talk about the hardships of war, the danger of serving in a country where the people you defend often consider you the enemy, the onset of post-traumatic stress disorder, the gap between media coverage of the war and the grim realities soldiers see on the battlefield, and the often callous treatment extended to soldiers by military authorities and the Veterans Administration. The Ground Truth was planned with a March 2005 release in mind, in hopes of having the film in theaters in time for the second anniversary of the beginning of the war.
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Special Features

Closed Caption; Deleted & extended scenes
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/26/2006
  • UPC: 025193207029
  • Original Release: 2006
  • Rating:

  • Source: Universal Studios
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: Wide Screen / Subtitled / Dubbed
  • Sound: Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound
  • Time: 1:18:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 67,898

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Charles Anderson Participant
Robert Acosta Participant
Aidan Delgado
Kelly Dougherty Participant
Sean Huze
Denver Jones
Demond Mullins
Herod Noel Participant
Perry O'Brien
Technical Credits
Patricia Foulkrod Director, Producer
Reuben Aaronson Cinematographer
Robbie Adams Musical Direction/Supervision
Kevin Dowling Musical Direction/Supervision
Jodie Evans Executive Producer
Jodi Evans Executive Producer
Rob Hall Editor
Dave Hodge Score Composer
John Faiz Kayyem Executive Producer
Dal La Magna Executive Producer
Sam Lehmer Sound/Sound Designer
Carl Linderum Executive Producer
Andrew Mysko Executive Producer
Victor Schreb Executive Producer
Louise Wannier Executive Producer
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- The Ground Truth
1. Main Titles [1:04]
2. Recruitment Introduction [5:38]
3. Basic Training [3:23]
4. War Cries [3:02]
5. Trigger Happy [5:29]
6. Consequences of War [3:23]
7. Injuries [3:57]
8. Accurate Shooting [3:00]
9. Hidden Pain [4:00]
10. Military Abuses [5:44]
11. Coming Home [8:08]
12. Posttraumatic Stress Disorder [8:26]
13. Emotional Scars [2:51]
14. Staring From Scratch [5:43]
15. The Psychological Injury of War [1:45]
16. Taking Action [6:36]
17. Hope [2:35]
18. End Titles [3:13]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- The Ground Truth
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   Scenes
   Bonus Features
      Deleted Scene
      Extended Scene
   Languages
      Subtitles: English SDH
      Subtitles: Español
      Subtitles: Français
      Subtitles: Off
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    A Tale of War

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