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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 10 wins & 13 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

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

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English

Release Date:

20 January 2012 (USA) See more »

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$71,968, 28 February 2013
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Four private screenings of this film were held for the Pentagon. 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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Breaking The Hypnotic Trance To Keep The Abuse A Secret!
23 June 2012 | by Cathy SargentSee all my reviews

"Speak up.. speak up... speak up. The only one you will scare away is your future x husband" and our future x military service! (Reviving Ophelia)

Three cheers for the sexual assault survivors who are speaking up both in this documentary and in their lawsuit.

Yes it really did happen!!

It is a criminal justice issue and a human rights issue!

Sexually abused individuals often go into a hypnotic trance to keep the abuse a secret and know what it feels like to be in the perpetrators shoes.

Breaking the silence, is breaking the trance that perpetuates the cycle of abuse!

As a therapist with some experience working at the rape crisis center, I was horrified just observing the affect of the patriarchal woman in charge of the sexual assault prevention program. All she could talk about was the buddy program as if this would stop predators stalking their prey?

One rape survivor was blamed "what can you expect for walking down a hallway alone with a bunch of drunken soldiers in each room".

The military must attract extreme narcissists and alcoholics who are so cut off from their own feelings that they do not honor others.

I pray that the survivors will have a successful appeal and the military will be held accountable for these injustices!


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