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
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 »
Performed by Mary J. Blige
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Hard to stomach, eye-opening
This is a hard documentary to stomach both from human, judicial and political views. We get to see the every day existence of American military veterans who have been raped and then disbelieved by their own and then discarded like trash, left to pick up the pieces of themselves with little money to do so. This documentary exposes the many flaws in the take-care-of-your-own inner workings of the American military so-called justice system; women are often systematically treated like garbage if they report rape. We follow some persons and learn of their background, what happened and where they are now. These are some extremely strong individuals. I highly recommend watching this.
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