I went to the Capitol Theater tonight and saw "The Ground Truth
" (trailer available at site), a film about the experiences of soldiers and their families in relation to the Iraq war.
It was profound, "devastating" (ref NYT review), moving, emotional and educational. If you're interested in what's happening with the war on Iraq, this film is for you. If you are, or a loved is, considering a military career, then you owe it to yourself, or him or her, to see this film.
Basically, the film chronicles the experiences of several military persons in regard to their service in Iraq. It covers the topics of recruitment, including the lying and deception that is inherent in the recruitment process. It covers the training, in which infantry in particular, are trained to "kill, kill, kill" as an automatic response - without hesitation or even so much as a thought. It covers the Army policy of running over people in the roadway, and how the policy is sometimes abused to run over innocent children. It covers the resultant feelings of soldiers, feelings of remorse, feelings that come after taking part in the indiscriminate killing of innocents. It also covers the racist ideology that seemingly permeates the military culture of today. It also covers the health problems that vets face, physical, emotional and mental. and more
This film is worth your time and money. The war was sold to the nation based on false pretenses. See how your money and future prosperity is really being spent in Iraq. See "The Ground Truth" at the Capitol theater. It will be playing tomorrow night (Wednesday) at 6:30 PM and Thursday at 9 PM. www.olympiafilmsociety.org/