Part of The Human Rights Watch Film Festival, featuring free screenings of provocative new features and documentaries paired with post-film discussions!
Screening venue: Quincie Douglas Library, 1585 E. 36th Street, Tucson, AZ
This program is made possible by the Tucson Pima Arts Council with additional funding from the Arizona Humanities Council and the UA School of Social and Behavioral Sciences
"This is not a movie that can be ignored." - AO Scott, New York Times
The Invisible War is a groundbreaking investigative documentary about the shameful and underreported epidemic of rape within the US military. With stark clarity and escalating revelations, The Invisible War exposes the rape epidemic in the armed forces, investigating the institutions that perpetuate it as well as its profound personal and social consequences. We meet characters who embraced their military service with pride and professionalism, only to have their idealism crushed. Focusing on the emotionally charged stories of survivors, the film reveals the systemic cover-up of the crimes against them and follows their struggles to rebuild their lives and fight for justice. The Invisible War features hard-hitting interviews with high-ranking military officers and members of Congress that reveal the perfect storm conditions that exist for rape in the military, its history of cover-up, and what can be done to bring about much needed change. (Dir. by Kirby Dick, 2012, 95 min., Not Rated) Digital Presentation