The Ground Truth
Released September 17, 2006
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Synopsis

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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Cast & Crew
Cast

Spc. Robert Acosta Himself
Sgt. Kelly Dougherty Himself
Demond Mullins Himself
1st Lt. Paul Rieckhoff Himself
1st Lt. Melissa Stockwell Herself
Sgt. Rob Sarra Himself
Spec. Aidan Delgado Himself
Ssgt. Jimmy J. Massey Himself
Cpl. Sean Huze Himself
HM2 Charles Anderson Himself
Lt. Col. David Grossman Himself
Army Rgr. Chad Reiber Himself
Robert Scaer, MD Himself
Spc. Denver Jones Himself
Medic, Perry O’Brien Himself
Sgt. Camilo E. Mejia Himself
Steve Robinson Himself
Ssgt. Brad Smelley Himself
Ssgt. Josh Forbess Himself
Joyce and Kevin Lucey Herself/Himself
Debbie Lucey Herself
Stan Goff Himself
Nickie Huze Herself
Michaela Smelley Herself
Mary Nguyen Herself
Jackie Massey Herself
Sandy Restrepo Herself
Ed Ellis Himself
Jim Driscoll Himself
Spc. Michael Blake Himself

 
Crew

Patricia Foulkrod Director/Producer
Jon Faiz Kayem Executive Producer
Andrew Mysko Executive Producer
Louise J. Wannier Executive Producer
Jodie Evans Executive Producer
Dal LaMagna Executive Producer
Carl Linderum Executive Producer
Victor Scherb Executive Producer
Rob Hall Editor
Reuben Aaronson Cinematographer
Dave Hodge Original Music

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