The Women’s Studies Program at UW-Barron County invites the public to a free film screening and panel discussion of the documentary The Invisible War onTuesday, Dec. 10 at 5:30 p.m. in the UW-Barron County Fine Arts Theater in Rice Lake.
A part of the UW-BC Feminist Film series, from Oscar®-and Emmy®-nominated filmmaker Kirby Dick, The Invisible War is a groundbreaking investigative documentary about the epidemic of rape within the U.S. military. The film paints a startling picture 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 Invisible War is a moving indictment of the systemic cover-up of military sex crimes, chronicling the women’s struggles to rebuild their lives and fight for justice.
The film also features hard-hitting interviews with high-ranking military officials and members of Congress that reveal the perfect storm of conditions that exist for rape in the military, its long-hidden history, and what can be done to bring about much needed change.
A panel discussion will follow the 97-minute screening with a representative from Barron County Veteran Services, a Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Victim Advocate, and a female veteran. This screening and panel discussion are free and open to the public.
For more information contact Nichole Kathol at the campus at 715.234.8176.