The Ground Truth

Film

Time Out says

An alternate-universe recruiting film every gung ho kid should see, The Ground Truth offers nightmare images from the Iraq clusterfuck and searing testimony from its American vets as a means of revealing the grisly, officially obfuscated essence of warfare. Beginning with a boot-camp sequence that renders Full Metal Jacket tame and culminating in various ex-soldiers exposing their psychic wounds, Patricia Foulkrod’s remarkably deft documentary cements the impression that this war is designed to do no more than leave its combatants broken and bitter—and make corpses of any Iraqis who get in their way.—Mark Holcomb

(Opens Fri; Landmark Sunshine.)

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