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Op Truth (Iraq veteran's association) benefit


Contact: Eric Schmeltzer

December 13, 2004


GROUND TRUTH :THE HUMAN COST OF WAR "—Thursday, Dec 16th, 8pm

Operation Truth, America’s first and largest Iraq veterans organization,
will be holding a special benefit screening of the short version of its’
new documentary film, “The Ground Truth”, to be followed by a panel
discussion this Thursday, December 16 at 8:00pm.at the Quad Cinema in
New York City.

The Quad Cinema is located at:
34 West 13th Street (between 5th Ave and 6th Ave/Ave of the Americas)
NY,NY 10011
(212) 255-2243

www.quadcinema.com <http://www.quadcinema.com/>

“The Ground Truth” is currently under development and is produced by
L.A. filmmaker Patricia Foulkrod (An American Rhapsody).  It is a film
dedicated to the voices and personal experiences of our troops returning
from the Iraq War, a piercing look at the reality of their lives when
they come home after having been engaged in a war.  It is a powerful
statement about the human cost of the war in Iraq, and features intimate
interviews with America’s newest generation of combat veterans,
including OpTruth members Robert Acosta, Sean Huze and Paul Rieckhoff.

The film runs for 28 minutes and will be immediately followed by a panel
discussion and Q&A period featuring Patricia Foulkrod, Producer of “The
Ground Truth”, Robert Acosta, Iraq War Veteran and amputee featured in
Operation Truth’s recent national TV ad, Paul Rieckhoff, Executive
Director of Operation Truth and Steve Robinson, Executive Director of
the National Gulf War Resource Center.

Earlier that day, Operation Truth will break new ground in the world of
Veterans advocacy when they initiate an aggressive on-line fundraising
campaign that will attempt to raise $200,000 by Christmas day, through
their website www.optruth.org <http://www.optruth.org/> .  All proceeds
will be directed toward producing a full-length version of “The Ground
Truth” for a major theatrical release in the United States for the
Spring of 2005.

Tickets are $10.00 and can be purchased at the event.

Please RSVP  <http://www.evite.com/events@optruth.org/groundtruth> here.
(  <http://www.evite.com/events@optruth.org/groundtruth>

Press is welcome and should contact Eric Schmeltzer at (212) 686-4551
for any interview inquiries and/or questions.

An after party is free and will follow immediately at Spring Lounge:

48 Spring Street (at Mulberry)

New York, NY 10012

(212) 965-1774


Paul Rieckhoff

Executive Director

Operation Truth

www.optruth.org <http://www.optruth.org>

770 Broadway

2nd Floor

New York, NY 10003

(212) 982-9699
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