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The Invisible War (2012)

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

Director:

Kirby Dick

Writers:

Kirby Dick, Amy Ziering (additional writer) | 1 more credit »
Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 11 wins & 13 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Amy Ziering ... Self - Interviewer
Kirby Dick ... Self - Interviewer
Kori Cioca ... Self - US Coast Guard
Jessica Hinves ... Self - US Air Force
Robin Lynne Lafayette Robin Lynne Lafayette ... Self - US Air Force
Ariana Klay ... Self - US Marine Corps (as Lieutenant Ariana Klay)
Trina McDonald ... Self - US Navy
Elle Helmer ... Self - US Marine Corps (as Lieutenant Elle Helmer)
Hannah Sewell ... Self - US Navy
Rob McDonald Rob McDonald ... Self - Kori's Husband, US Coast Guard
Robin Khale Robin Khale ... Self - US Marine Corps
Ayana Defour Ayana Defour ... Self - US Army
Christina Jones Christina Jones ... Self - US Army
Debra Dickerson Debra Dickerson ... Self - US Air Force (as Ret. Captain Debra Dickerson)
Regina Vasquez Regina Vasquez ... Self - 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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Documentary | Crime

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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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Performed by Mary J. Blige
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Hard to stomach, eye-opening
11 November 2012 | by pivicSee all my reviews

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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Language:

English

Release Date:

20 January 2012 (USA) See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$16,500, 24 June 2012

Gross USA:

$71,968

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$71,968
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