The Invisible War

 

Free Film Screening!!

 

Date: April 17th, 2012

Time: 5:00-8:00 pm
Location: California State University San Marcos
Academic Hall 102

 

About the film:

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 our US military. Today, a female soldier in Iraq and Afghanistan is more likely to be raped by a fellow soldier than killed by enemy fire with the number of assaults in the last decade alone 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 that reveal 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.”

A Panel discussion about Military Sexual Trauma will follow the film. Please join us for a free film and interesting discussion. Refreshments will be provided.

For more information or if you have any questions regarding the event please email us at csusmwssa@gmail.com

This event is co-sponsored by the following California State University San Marcos groups: The Veteran’s Center, ASI Women’s Center, Women’s Studies Department, and Women’s Studies Student Association.

 

The Invisible War: New Film Exposes Rape, Sexual Assault Epidemic in U.S. Military Democracy Now!   January 30, 2012

The Invisible War — film web site

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Amy Goodman
Democracy Now!
January 30, 2012

On the heels of a new military survey that the number of reported violent sex crimes jumped 30 percent in 2011, with active-duty female soldiers ages 18 to 21 accounting for more than half of the of the victims, we speak with Trina McDonald and Kori Cioca, two subjects of “The Invisible War,” a new documentary that examines the epidemic of rape of soldiers within the U.S. military, which won the Audience Award at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah.

“Not only was I astounded by the numbers, but when I started talking to the women and men who had experienced this, I was just so devastated by their stories,” says the film’s Academy Award-nominated director, Kirby Dick. “These are women and men who are very idealistic. They joined the military because they wanted to serve their country. They were incredible soldiers. And then, when they were assaulted, they had the courage to come forward, even though many people advised them not to,” Dick says.

For the full interview with Amy Goodman, visit the Democracy Now! web site, here.

To visit the site for the movie,  The Invisible War, click here.

 

Rape in the Ranks: The Enemy Within

 

Democracy Now!
October 27, 2009

Rape in the Ranks: The Enemy Within is a documentary that focuses on the cases of three female service members victimized by rape and other forms of sexual assault. Democracy Now! aired excerpts of the film and spoke to filmmaker Pascale Bourgaux.

To view and read the Democracy Now! interview with filmmaker Pascale Bourgaux and learn about the film, Rape in the Ranks: The Enemy Within, click here.