From Academy Award nominated Director Kirby Dick The Invisible War, a groundbreaking investigative documentary about one of America’s most shameful and best-kept secrets: the epidemic of rape within the US military.
The film paints a startling picture of the extent of the problem — today, a female soldier in combat zones is more likely to be raped by a fellow soldier than killed by enemy fire. The U.S. Department of Defense estimates there were a staggering 22,800 violent sex crimes in the military in 2011.
Twenty percent of all active-duty female soldiers are sexually assaulted. Female soldiers aged 18 to 21 accounted for more than half of the victims. Read more…
Cohosted by Dr. Mylea Charvat, SF Supervisor Malia Cohen, and SamaHope
Panel discussion following the screening moderated by San Francisco Supervisor Malia Cohen. Proceeds from the screening go toward the Artemis Rising Invisible War Recovery Program, a nonprofit recovery program that provides free PTSD treatment to veterans.