Wild Iris presents: "The Invisible War"

Published Robbie - Sat, 03/30/2013 - 3:26pm
The Invisible War is an investigative documentary about the epidemic of rape of soldiers within the US military. The Invisible War brings to light rape within in the military through interviews with veterans from different branches of the U.S. Armed Forces. These survivors recount the events surrounding their sexual assaults and the aftermath of their attacks.
 
Many of the veterans’ stories have similarities: the lack of justice due to an impartial system, blame of the survivors instead of perpetrators, the absence of much needed emotional and physical care for survivors, the advancement of the assaulter’s careers, and the forced dismissal of the survivors from service. The film was nominated for Best Documentary at the  Academy Awards.
 
Wild Iris is hosting a viewing of this intense, real life documentary investigating rape within the military in order to raise awareness of the damaging consequences of rape culture, which blames victims rather than assaulters.

The survivors and advocates featured in The Invisible War call for changes in the way the military handles sexual assault and so do we.

http://invisiblewarmovie.com/

When:
Mon, 04/01/2013 - 7:00pm
Cost: 
$3-5 suggested donation