The Ground Truth Movie


The Ground Truth

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2006 | R | Documentary Drama

The movie follows the lives of six U.S. military servicemen from their enlistment, through their time in the Iraq war, and their experiences trying to recover their previous lives upon returning home.

U.S. Release Date

The Ground Truth release date was Friday, September 15, 2006.


Tuesday, September 26, 2006

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Directed by

Patricia Foulkroud



Rating MPAA

R for disturbing violent content, and language


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.

Trivia & Production Notes

  • The Ground Truth stunned filmgoers at the 2006 Sundance and Nantucket Film Festivals.

Also Known As

  • The Ground Truth: After The Killing Ends

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