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Oscar Nominated Documentaries: "Invisible War"

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Lieutenant Elle Helmer at the Vietnam War Memorial, US Marine Corps, from THE INVISIBLE WAR (Courtesy Cinedigm/Docurama Films)

Producer Amy Ziering and  Kirby Dick, director of "Invisible War", discuss their film about sexual assault in the United States military.  

Comments [4]

Beka from NYC

I just want to give a shout out to my cousin Ben and his wife Ariana for participating in this important film. I'm so proud of them—true heroes in my book. This isn't shown in the movie, but Ben had to give up his military career so that he could be interviewed in the film, supporting his wife Ariana. They are amazing, and I applaud their courage and strength of character in raising their voices.

Feb. 12 2013 12:08 PM
Scott

Has General Dunwoody been asked to comment?

Feb. 12 2013 11:44 AM

Did the filmmakers explore the rise in incidence after the increased intake of those with waivers due to prior criminal acts, convictions, etc.???

The stats on how many of those who received waivers who have become in-service perpetrators might prove very interesting.

Feb. 12 2013 11:42 AM
JC from NYC

I'm glad to hear the news outlets finally beginning to talk about this issue, but I have yet to hear members of Congress discussing any plans to address the problem of sexual assault in the military. Are there any plans on the horizon? (Other than just hoping that allowing women to officially serve in combat roles will increase camaraderie and respect for female service members?)

Feb. 12 2013 10:16 AM

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