The Ground Truth

Tuesday, March 27, 2007
7:00 p.m.
Hamline Midway Library
1558 West Minnehaha Avenue, St. Paul

Join Merriam Park and Crocus Hill/West 7th Neighbors for Peace at a screening of the widely acclaimed film, The Ground Truth: After the Killing Ends.

The Ground Truth takes an unflinching look at the training and dehumanization of U.S. soldiers and how they struggle to come to terms with it when they come back home.

This film overrides familiar images of heroic soldiers in battle, and overjoyed returning faces, reunited with their families with one effortless stroke. Instead, we see a scenario that can include illness, amputation and injury, depression and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), of which Iraq has become a fertile breeding ground. While America's poor treatment of veterans is not news to most, The Ground Truth makes it so personal and real that it is impossible to dismiss its characters simply as war statistics.

March 27 - The Ground TruthThe film is 72 minutes, followed by a short discussion and refreshments. Free, but donations accepted.

Merriam Park Neighbors for Peace and
Crocus Hill/West 7th Neighbors for Peace.

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