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The Invisible War (2012)

Not Rated | | Documentary, Crime | 20 January 2012 (USA)
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An investigative documentary about the epidemic of rape of soldiers within the US military.

Director:

Kirby Dick

Writers:

Kirby Dick, Amy Ziering (additional writer) | 1 more credit »
Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 10 wins & 13 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Amy Ziering ... Herself - Interviewer
Kirby Dick ... Himself - Interviewer
Kori Cioca ... Herself - US Coast Guard
Jessica Hinves ... Herself - US Air Force
Robin Lynne Lafayette Robin Lynne Lafayette ... Herself - US Air Force
Ariana Klay ... Herself - US Marine Corps (as Lieutenant Ariana Klay)
Trina McDonald ... Herself - US Navy
Elle Helmer ... Herself - US Marine Corps (as Lieutenant Elle Helmer)
Hannah Sewell ... Herself - US Navy
Rob McDonald Rob McDonald ... Himself - Kori's Husband, US Coast Guard
Robin Khale Robin Khale ... Herself - US Marine Corps
Ayana Defour Ayana Defour ... Herself - US Army
Christina Jones Christina Jones ... Herself - US Army
Debra Dickerson Debra Dickerson ... Herself - US Air Force (as Ret. Captain Debra Dickerson)
Regina Vasquez Regina Vasquez ... Herself - US Marine Corps
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Storyline

An investigative and powerfully emotional documentary about the epidemic of rape of soldiers within the US military, the institutions that perpetuate and cover up its existence, and its profound personal and social consequences. Written by Anonymous

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Genres:

Documentary | Crime

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Language:

English

Release Date:

20 January 2012 (USA) See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$16,500, 24 June 2012

Gross USA:

$71,968

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$71,968
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Four private screenings of this film were held for the Pentagon. See more »

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Kori Cioca - US Coast Guard: Thank you for your sacrifice, in whatever shape it may come with serving. God Bless.
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simply a great documentary
29 June 2012 | by RadioNybergSee all my reviews

There are a number of things Invisible War does well.

1. It conveys a point of view.

2. It's about a compelling subject.

3. It has sympathetic characters.

4. It has a narrative arc, which is challenging. It relies on the lawsuit and Cioca's disability claim.

5. The cinematography, audio and film making don't draw attention to themselves and distract from the subject.

I was quoted in a book about sexual assault in the military. In that book the author made the assumption there was some golden age before sexual assault was a problem in the military, a claim she offered no proof of.

I mention this because it's possible to tell the story of rape and sexual assault in the military and get it wrong.

This film uses a pretty hard-and-straight approach. It sticks to cases that are pretty well documented to illustrate the statistical picture create by the military's own data.

And the film has a couple villains to root against. The Air Force major general and her civilian predecessor come off as part clueless and part immoral.


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