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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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Kori Cioca - US Coast Guard: Thank you for your sacrifice, in whatever shape it may come with serving. God Bless.
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A scathing, provoking, and even infuriating documentary, it puts your emotions through a workout.
11 January 2013 | by See all my reviews

Kirby Dick's The Invisible War is an unsettling and scathing examination of sexual assault within branches of the US military (the Army, Marines, Air Force, etc.) that dives into its topics with various levels of emotional involvement. The interviews of the victims are raw, unfiltered, and unflinching, and are, indeed, very tragic. To also see the corruption and lengths to cover up and distract from the truth – such as unintentionally hilarious commercials advising about assault in the army – is practically infuriating. Kirby Dick makes for a strong interviewer, nailing his topics, letting the victims speak their mind, and leaving the guilty parties shaking in their boots, trying and failing miserably to lie through their teeth. Emotions will be put to a workout.

****1/2 out of *****


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