The Invisible War (97 minutes)
From Oscar®-and Emmy®-nominated filmmaker Kirby Dick 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.
Today a female soldier in Iraq or Afghanistan is more likely to be raped by a fellow soldier than killed by enemy fire. Premiering at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival, where it won the esteemed Audience Award, The Invisible War reveals the epidemic of rape within the U.S. military—and exposes the humiliating choice many service members are forced to make between speaking up and serving their country.
Nonpartisan and fair minded, The Invisible War exposes these devastating crimes and acts as a catalyst for long overdue political and cultural change.
Focusing on the powerfully emotional stories of rape victims, The Invisible War is a moving indictment of the systemic cover-up of military sex crimes, chronicling the women’s struggles to rebuild their lives and fight for justice. It also
features hard-hitting interviews with high-ranking military officials and members of Congress that reveal the perfect
storm of conditions that exist for rape in the military, its long-hidden history, and what can be done to bring about much-needed change.
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
12:30 p.m. - Millett Hall Atrium
5:00 p.m. - Medical Sciences Auditorium
Panel and discussion following each film screening. Sponsored by the Wright State University Women's Center and Women's Studies Program, in celebration of the Dayton Literary Peace Prize. For more information call the Women's Center at 775-4524. Free and open to everyone.