The Invisible War, Documentary Film, to Be Screened August 17
From Academy Award and Emmy-nominated filmmakers Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering, ‘The Invisible War’ is a documentary about one of our country’s most shameful and best kept secrets: the epidemic of rape within the U.S. military. Premiering at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival, it received the U.S. Documentary Audience Award and was nominated for best documentary at the Academy Awards earlier this year. Green Mountain Academy for Lifelong Learning is presenting a special screening at 7 on Saturday, August 17, in the Riley Center for the Arts at Burr and Burton Academy. Kirby Dick, the film’s director, will talk about the making of the film and be available for questions at a reception following the screening.
The film features interviews with veterans from multiple branches of the armed forces whose stories have many common themes — the lack of recourse to an impartial justice system; reprisals against survivors not perpetrators; the absence of adequate emotional and physical care for survivors; the unhindered advancement of perpetrators’ careers; and the forced expulsion of survivors from service.
To register, visit
greenmtnacademy.org or call Karen at 768-8079.