"An upsetting but mesmerizing series of interviews with veterans of the Iraq war." "'The Ground Truth' is an emotionally potent work."
- David Denby, THE NEW YORKER
"This thoughtful, sensitive film, perhaps the most emotionally wrenching of all the Iraq documentaries."
"...The resulting candor leads to stories and situations that will surely cause tears."
- Kenneth Turan, LOS ANGELES TIMES
"Anyone who claims to support the troops owes it to them to see the film and hear their stories."
- Sean Axmaker, SEATTLE POST-INTELLIGENCER
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.