By now, it’s perfectly clear that Kirby Dick (This Film Is Not Yet Rated) is going a much more serious route with The Invisible War, a documentary that exposes the U.S. military’s incompetent, dangerous handling of sexual assault cases. That message was sent in a first trailer from December, and this second one serves as, more than anything else, a reminder that the film is still on its way; our review from the Dallas International Film Festival reinforced this pretty clearly, too, with our strong endorsement promising an experience that should really open eyes. With any luck, the crucial objective of this piece will gain some big traction when a release finally happens.
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From Oscar(R)- and Emmy(R)-nominated filmmaker Kirby Dick (This Film Is Not Yet Rated; Twist of Faith) 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. 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 19,000 violent sex crimes in the military in 2010. Twenty percent of all active-duty female soldiers are sexually assaulted. The Invisible War exposes the epidemic, breaking open one of the most under-reported stories of our generation, to the nation and the world.
The Invisible War will open in limited release on June 22nd.
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