Director Kirby Dick pulls back the shocking veil covering the tragic toll of women soldiers being raped in their military service. The Invisible War is no doubt a stirring examination that exposes a nightmarish problem that has gone unchecked for far too long. It is yet another permanent scar in our human history that leaves me bewildered and speechless.
A very important doc to check out. Jarred enough to want to do something about it? More info here. Bone-chilling synopsis can be read as follows:
“Today, a female soldier in Iraq and Afghanistan is more likely to be raped than killed or injured by enemy fire.
Every day American service women and men, who have pledged their lives to protect our country, are being raped and sexually assaulted. Not by the enemy, but by their fellow soldiers, commanders, and officers – by the people whose job it is to protect them.
THE INVISIBLE WAR centers around the stories and experiences of Military Sexual Trauma survivors with the courage to come forward, tell their stories, and let us into their lives. The filmmakers strongly believe that The Invisible War will shed light on these egregious acts and the larger systemic issue. The intent of the film is not only to bring much needed attention to the experiences of these brave service members, but also to ignite public demand for legislation to protect the next generation from rape and sexual assault and the life long devastation that follows.”
Trailer can be found down at the bottom of this page.