The Invisible War
Monday Nov 26 07:30 PM
Doris Duke Theatre
About the Film:
To mark the United Nations' International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women (Nov. 25), the theater partners with the Hawai’i Institute for Human Rights to present a special one-time screening of this award-winning documentary. The evening will feature speakers coordinated by the Hawaii Institute for Human Rights.
Directed by Kirby Dick. USA, 2012, 93 mins.
Winner of the Audience Award at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, The Invisible War, is a groundbreaking investigative documentary about one of America's most shameful and best kept secrets: the epidemic of rape within the U.S. 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 Department of Defense estimates there were a staggering 19,000 violent sex crimes in the military in 2010. Twenty percent of all active-duty female soldiers are sexually assaulted. The Invisible War exposes the epidemic, breaking open one of the most under-reported stories of our generation, to the nation and the world.
See the trailer.