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The Invisible War

Not Rated In Theaters 06/22/2012 , 95min.
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Plot & Details

Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Kirby Dick investigates the troubling epidemic of rape in the military while speaking with courageous victims who have refused to be intimidated into silence. In 2009 alone, 16,150 service members were sexually assaulted. Meanwhile, it's estimated that female soldiers in the U.S. military are more likely to be raped by a male soldier than shot by an enemy combatant. Despite the overwhelming evidence presented by these victimized soldiers, however, only 2% of rape accusations in the military end in prosecution. In some cases, male soldiers have even been awarded medals for bravery and professionalism while being investigated for rape. In addition to hearing from women who have been sexually assaulted while serving their country, we also learn how systemic corruption allows the vast majority of their attackers to walk free and what is now being done to ensure that no crime goes unpunished.

Awards

Academy Awards

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2012 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Documentary Nominated

Independent Spirit Awards

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2012 Independent Spirit Awards Best Documentary Amy Ziering Won
2012 Independent Spirit Awards Best Documentary Kirby Dick Won
2012 Independent Spirit Awards Best Documentary Tanner Barklow Won

National Board of Review

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2012 National Board of Review Best Documentary Nominated

Sundance Film Festival

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2012 Sundance Film Festival Audience Award Won

Writers Guild of America

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2012 Writers Guild of America Best Documentary Screenplay Kirby Dick Nominated

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