The Invisble War and Panel Discussion

The UW-Barron County Women's Studies Program invites you to a film screening and panel discussion of The Invisible War.  A part of the UW-BC Feminist Film series, from Oscar®-and Emmy®-nominated filmmaker Kirby Dick (This Film Is Not Yet Rated; Twist of Faith), The Invisible War is a groundbreaking investigative documentary about one of America’s most shameful and best kept secrets: the epidemic of rape within the U.S. military. The film paints a startling  picture of the extent of the problem—today, a female soldier in combat zones is more likely to be raped by a fellow soldier than killed by enemy fire. The Department of Defense estimates there were a staggering 22,800 violent sex crimes in the military in 2011. 20% of all active-duty female soldiers are sexually assaulted. Female soldiers aged 18 to 21 accounted for more than half of the victims.

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.

The film is 97 minutes long.  A panel discussion will follow the screening with representatives from Veteran Services, a Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Victim's Advocate, and a female veteran.  This screening and panel discussion are free and open to the public.

December 10, 2013 at 5:30pm - 8:30pm
UW-Barron County Fine Arts Theater
1800 College Dr
Rice Lake, WI 54868
United States
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Nichole Kathol

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