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The Invisible War (2012)

Not Rated  |   |  Documentary, Crime, Drama  |  20 January 2012 (USA)
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An investigative documentary about the epidemic of rape of soldiers within the US military.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Amy Ziering ...
Herself - Interviewer
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Himself - Interviewer
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Herself - US Coast Guard
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Herself - US Air Force
Robin Lynne Lafayette ...
Herself - US Air Force
Ariana Klay ...
Herself - US Marine Corps (as Lieutenant Ariana Klay)
Trina McDonald ...
Herself - US Navy
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Herself - US Marine Corps (as Lieutenant Elle Helmer)
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Herself - US Navy
Rob McDonald ...
Himself - Kori's Husband, US Coast Guard
Robin Khale ...
Herself - US Marine Corps
Ayana Defour ...
Herself - US Army
Christina Jones ...
Herself - US Army
Debra Dickerson ...
Herself - US Air Force (as Ret. Captain Debra Dickerson)
Regina Vasquez ...
Herself - US Marine Corps
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An investigative and powerfully emotional documentary about the epidemic of rape of soldiers within the US military, the institutions that perpetuate and cover up its existence, and its profound personal and social consequences. Written by Anonymous

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A rare example of a film actually influencing government/military policy, end credits state that "On April 14.2012, Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta, watched this film. Two days later, he took the decision to prosecute away from unit commanders." However, it was noted that "this is not enough." The preceding is a true statement, but can be misleading. Military Commanders still hold prosecutorial discretion, but they can no longer be in the unit where the alleged misconduct had taken place. An "outside, higher ranking colonel" would now hold prosecutorial discretion. See more »

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Herself - US Coast Guard: Thank you for your sacrifice, in whatever shape it may come with serving. God Bless.
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An important exposé on rape in the military.
23 July 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The Invisible War not only us educates about the tragedy of rape in the military, about the cover-up of the crimes, but it educates us about the problem or rape in our society. The military commanders ignore and hide rapes and the statistics presented in the film of these crimes are important to note. I can't imagine anyone who actually saw this movie giving it less than an 8 ranking.

The interview of the victims is heartbreaking, and the interviews of those involved in the cover-up are aggravating. These women, and men, who face sexual assault in the military need our full support and the military culture must change. The movie is a powerful indictment of the military and a tribute to the strength of the survivors and their families and allies.

Peace, Tex Shelters


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