The Ground Truth (2006)
Critic Consensus: The stories the soldiers have to tell are eye-opening and wrenching to hear; collectively it's a searing peek into the toll of war both during and after.
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Critic Reviews for The Ground Truth
The voices of these brave young people reverberate hauntingly.
Mostly a string of talking-head interviews, but those talking heads -- more than 16 men and women -- are compelling.
It's a haunting and welcome addition to the growing library of war documentaries; one that wisely lets its subjects speak for themselves.
The Ground Truth powerfully documents the human cost of the Iraq war.
It's an edifying, upsetting film that offers a different perspective on the situation in the Middle East.
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Rough to watch but heartfelt and honest.
[font=Century Gothic]The illuminating documentary, "The Ground Truth", reminded me of what a ROTC cadet told me during the First Gulf War - that if you enlist in the armed forces, you may be called on to kill at some point. Let's have no illusions. It is true but only up to a point. A good deal of the veterans returning from Iraq who are interviewed for this documentary(Basically, not the kinds of people that are heard from everyday. Thankfully, no pundits are included. Just a couple of experts.) are National Guard and were not expecting to be stationed there, least of all to be placed in a position to kill civilians. Did the masterminds of this catastrophe have any idea what they were sending these brave soldiers into? Some of whom return missing limbs; others are suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder(PTSD) because of their experiences and for which they do not receive adequate treatment.[/font]
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