The Invisible War
DCTV (87 Lafayette, Manhattan)
7pm doors, 7:30pm start (no admittance after 8pm)
$12, advance purchase suggested
A female soldier today in Iraq or Afghanistan is more likely to be raped by a fellow soldier than killed by enemy fire.
From Oscar®- and Emmy®-nominated filmmaker Kirby Dick (This Film Is Not Yet Rated; Twist of Faith) comes The Invisible War, a groundbreaking investigative documentary about one of America’s most shameful and best kept secrets: the epidemic of rape within the U.S. military. Premiering at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival, where it won the esteemed Audience Award, the film paints a startling picture of the extent of the problem. The Department of Defense estimates there were a staggering 19,000 violent sex crimes in the military in 2010. The Invisible War exposes the epidemic, breaking open one of the most under-reported stories of our generation, to the nation and the world.
Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering | 97 min | 2012
The screening will be followed by a Q&A with Jo Potestivo, Health Science Specialist at Department of Veterans Affairs, and Director Kirby Dick will join us via Skype.