The Invisible War is an Academy Award nominated documentary that is a timely, powerful, and inspiring. The film draws attention to the epidemic of sexual assault within the United States military.
According to The Invisible War, “26,000 men and women were raped last year while serving in the United States Armed Forces. That breaks down to 70 assaults every day. And now, two officers – including the head of the Air Force’s Sexual Assault Response and Prevention program – have been arrested for the very crimes they’re supposed to prevent.”
This passionate and important film has drawn attention to the shameful and underreported epidemic of rape within the US military. The film has prompted the introduction of 20 new bills in Congress. US Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta was so moved by seeing this film that he immediately instituted policy change in the way in which reported rapes will be investigated in the military.
I am in awe of the way the filmmakers, Amy Ziering and Kirby Dick, bring what has been in the shadows to light and follow through on making lasting changes. Every 21 minutes another service member is assaulted. Let’s make sure they see the justice they’ve earned.
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