The Invisible War
| Director||Kirby Dick|
| Release Date||22-Jun-2012|
About Movie: The Invisible War is an upcoming crime documentary movie. An 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.
Movie Review:- The documentary filmmaker Kirby Dick has become one of the indispensable muckrakers of American cinema, zeroing in on frequently painful stories about how power functions in the absence or failure of accountability. A gut punch of moral outrage, Kirby Dick’s The Invisible War presents overwhelming evidence that the U.S. military’s purported zero-tolerance attitude to sexual assault is a charade. It illustrates the human cost of that sham with heart-wrenching displays of courage and dignity in the face of institutional indifference. Destined to draw major editorial attention, this hard-hitting advocacy film exposes the dirty secret not as an attack on the armed forces but as an indignant petition to protect the more vulnerable among their ranks.
Direction, Performance and Music:- Powerful, provocative and deeply moving. One of the most vital and enraging documentaries of the year. The film focuses exclusively on sexual assault not in the psychologically destabilizing environment of foreign war zones but in U.S. military compounds, which in effect makes it more shocking.
Overall:- The film is persuasive and infuriating without leaving much hope for change.