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Directed by: Kirby Dick 2012 | 95 min.

Section: Spring Showcase

Premiere: Hawaii

Countries: United States

Languages: English

Genres: Documentary, Politics, Social Issues, Women


Casualties of war rage beyond the battlefield. As ranks of women in the American military swell, so do incidents of rape. An estimated 30 percent of servicewomen and at least 1 percent of servicemen are sexually assaulted during their enlistment. Not by the enemy, but at the hands of fellow soldiers. With stark clarity and escalating revelations, THE INVISIBLE WAR exposes a rape epidemic in the armed forces, investigating the institutions that perpetuate it as well as its profound personal and social consequences.

We meet characters who embraced their service with pride and professionalism, only to have their idealism crushed. Their chilling stories of violent sexual assault become even more rattling as they seek justice in a Kafkaesque military legal system. As a courageous few defy victimhood, they face their most challenging fight yet: penetrating a closed circuit where officers collude, cases are routinely swept under the rug, and few perpetrators are tried or convicted.


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Cast & Crew

Director Kirby Dick
Screenwriter Kirby Dick
Producer Amy Ziering, Tanner King Barklow
Executive Producer Regina Kulik Scully, Jennifer Siebel Newsom, Geralyn White Dreyfous, Abigail Disney, Maria Cuomo Cole, Sarah Johnson Redlich, Teddy Leifer, Sally Jo Fifer, Nicole Boxer-Keegan
Cinematographer Thaddeus Wadleigh, Kirsten Johnson
Editor Doug Blush, Derek Boonstra