The Invisible War Shines Light on the Epidemic of Rape in the Military
Today, a woman serving in Iraq or Afghanistan is more likely to be raped by a fellow service member than to be killed in the line of fire.
–Invisible No More
The Center for Research on Violence Against Women is proud to co-sponsor with the Department of English and the Program in Writing, Rhetoric and Digital Media in the College of Arts & Sciences, a viewing of The Invisible War, an investigative documentary on rape in the military. Data from the Department of Defense suggest that 20 percent of active-duty female soldiers are sexually assaulted, yet the number of soldiers accused of rape who are court martialed is only 2 to 3 percent.
Through the personal accounts of rape survivors and interviews with top-ranking military officials, The Invisible War vividly portrays the brutal reality of sexual assault in the military and the injustices associated with seeking justice in the military structure. Behind the film is the non-partisan coalition Invisible No More, which hopes, through the film, to raise awareness of the issue, effect political and cultural change, and serve as a means of healing for survivors of military sexual assault. To learn more about the film and the movement, please visit www.notinvisible.org.
The Invisible War will be shown at the Kentucky Theatre in Lexington on Saturday, April 20th at 10 AM. Admission is free. After the film, there will be a question and answer session with survivors. Tickets can be reserved by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. For additional information about the film or to offer support, please contact Pearl James in the University of Kentucky, Department of English at email@example.com.