The San Francisco Film Festival will be showing The Invisible War at the Kabuki in SF. Shows are Saturday, April 21 at 4 p.m., Monday, April 23rd at 3:30, and Tuesday, May 1 at 9:15.
After the showing on Saturday, there will be a panel discussion with the filmmaker, producers and other luminaries (including Elizabeth Stinson and Tia Christopher).
Oscar- and Emmy-nominated filmmaker Kirby Dick (This Film Is Not Yet Rated, SFIFF 2006; Twist of Faith) delivers a hard-hitting, emotionally powerful investigative documentary exposing the epidemic of rape within the United States military. Incredibly, twenty percent of all service women have been assaulted. A female soldier in Afghanistan is more likely to be raped by a fellow soldier than killed by enemy fire. The number of assaults in the last decade alone is believed to be in the hundreds of thousands, and it’s not just women who are victimized.
What emerges from the personal stories of multiple rape victims, many of whom are telling their stories for the first time, is a horrifying picture of the rights Americans give up when they choose to serve their country. Interviews with high-ranking officials and members of Congress describe the perfect storm of conditions that make rape in the military so prevalent and contribute to its long-hidden history—an eye-opening depiction that culminates in a forceful call for much-needed change.
Winner of the Audience Award at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, The Invisible War urgently confronts the enemy within.