ITVS/Independent Lens production
Lisa Schwarzbaum
June 22, 2012 AT 04:00 AM EDT

The Invisible War

type
Movie
Current Status
In Season
runtime
97 minutes
Limited Release Date
06/22/12
director
Kirby Dick
distributor
Cinedigm

We gave it an B+

The anguished soldiers who tell their stories in this effectively infuriating doc speak first about their commitment to the U.S. armed forces. Then each describes the rape she (and one he) suffered at the hands of military men — a violation made even more sickening by systematic institutional cover-up. Director Kirby Dick (This Film Is Not Yet Rated) has no use for subtlety: The intense interviews and damning statistics (20 percent of all female personnel have experienced sexual assault) do the work of whipping up outrage. B+

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