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“The Invisible War” Debuts, Goes Into Military Rape Epidemic

Kirby Dick, the Oscar and Emmy nominated filmmaker, has released a documentary called The Invisible War which exposes the epidemic of rape within the US military. It is currently not rated. According to SWAN:

The film includes first-hand accounts of sexual assault survivors in the military. The Department of Defense estimates that over 19,000 service members were sexually assaulted in 2010 alone.

Beginning Friday, June 22 and into July, The Invisible War will screen publicly in ten cities, with more locations to be added. A full listing of showings is available here. The Invisible War debuted last year at the Sundance Film Festival, winning the Audience Award.

Service Women’s Action Network, a national civil rights organization founded and led by women veterans, has spearheaded reform of sex discrimination and sexual violence policy by Congress, the Department of Defense and Department of Veterans Affairs since its inception in 2007. SWAN Executive Director Anu Bhagwati, a former Marine Corps captain and SWAN co-founder, is featured in The Invisible War. She and other SWAN experts are available for comment and appearance on the current policy and legislative reforms surrounding military sexual violence, including changes to the military justice system, proposals to bring case disposition outside the chain of command, victims’ protections, and VA health care and disability benefits for survivors.



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One Response to “The Invisible War” Debuts, Goes Into Military Rape Epidemic

  1. Omribar Dan

    December 15, 2012 at 2:20 pm

    Everyone knows that there is at least a possibility a soldier WILL get hurt or worse during wartime, but WHY DOES IT HAVE TO BE FROM THE PEOPLE SUPPOSEDLY ON THE SAME SIDE… ? Unless the American militia wants to incur a severe financial drain in the form of reparations for PTSD because of THEIR OWN FAULT for each of its officers mistreated in this way, they better rethink their policies.