- Sun & Wed, October 21 & 24Dir. Kirby Dick , USA, 2012, 97 min., NR, HDOfficial Website
Part of Doctober
Post-film Q&A, Wed, 10/24, 7pm: U.S. Navy veteran Trina McDonald, whose story is told in the documentary, will join the audience for a post-film Q&A.
THE INVISIBLE WAR is a groundbreaking investigative documentary about one of our country's most shameful and best kept secrets: the epidemic of rape within the U.S. military. Today, a female soldier in Iraq and Afghanistan is more likely to be raped by a fellow soldier than killed by enemy fire, and the assaults in the last decade alone number in the hundreds of thousands. Focusing on the powerfully emotional stories of several young women, the film reveals the systemic cover up of the crimes against them and follows their struggles to rebuild their lives and fight for justice. THE INVISIBLE WAR features hard-hitting interviews with high-ranking military officials and members of Congress, revealing the perfect storm conditions that exist for rape in the military, its history of cover-up, and what can be done to bring about much needed change.
“This is not a movie that can be ignored.” —A.O. Scott, New York Times