Interview: 'Ground Truth' director Patricia Foulkrod

In this video interview, GROUND TRUTH director Patricia Foulkroud expresses her frustration over the American public's apathetic attitude toward the war in Iraq. She says her reason for making the film was to try to show what it's like to be at war and to say "we're in it" and then ask, "Do you care?"

Foulkroud states:


"People always ask me, 'Why did you make THE GROUND TRUTH?' And my answer is: 'How could I not?'"
About the film:

Hailed as "powerful" and "quietly unflinching," THE GROUND TRUTH stunned filmgoers at the 2006 Sundance and Nantucket Film Festivals. The subjects of Patricia Foulkrod's searing documentary feature are patriotic young Americans - ordinary men and women who heeded the call for military service in Iraq. 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.

From October 4TH - 11TH, Join 1000's Of Americans as we gather across our country in churches, universities, community centers, town halls, coffee houses and living rooms to screen "THE GROUND TRUTH," engage in conversation, and listen to IRAQ VETERANS. Host a "GROUND TRUTH GATHERING" October 4th - 11th, the 4-year anniversary of the Congressional authorization of "Use of force against Iraq."

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