The Ground Truth

The Ground Truth

Charles Anderson
Director: Patricia Foulkrod Cast: Charles Anderson
Charles Anderson
, Robert Acosta
Robert Acosta
, Aidan Delgado
Aidan Delgado
Patricia Foulkrod

DVD (Wide Screen)

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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.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/26/2006
UPC: 0025193207029
Original Release: 2006
Rating: R
Source: Focus Features
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
Time: 1:18:00
Sales rank: 55,169

Special Features

Closed Caption; Deleted & extended scenes

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Charles Anderson Participant
Robert Acosta Participant
Aidan Delgado Actor
Kelly Dougherty Participant
Sean Huze Actor
Denver Jones Actor
Demond Mullins Actor
Herod Noel Participant
Perry O'Brien Actor

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

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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