The Invisible War

Kirby Dick, United States, 2012

84 min.Documentary

Today, a female soldier in Iraq or Afghanistan is more likely to be raped by a fellow soldier than killed by enemy fire. A groundbreaking investigative documentary about one of our country's most shameful and best-kept secrets "The Invisible War" reveals the epidemic of rape within the U.S. military.
Tracing the powerfully emotional stories of several young veterans - all survivors of sexual assault, "The Invisible War" is a film about the military's systemic cover-up of sex crimes. Featuring interviews with high-ranking military officials and members of Congress, the film reveals the perfect storm of conditions that perpetuate rape and protect perpetrators across the armed services. Meticulously researched, the film exposes the humiliating choice many soldiers are forced to make between speaking up and serving their country.
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Original title The Invisible War
Danish title Den usynlige krig
Keywords Women's conditions, Soldiers, Rape, Female soldiers, American soldiers, USA, 2000-2009, 2010-2019
Director Kirby Dick
Screenplay Kirby Dick, Amy Ziering
Producer Amy Ziering, Tanner King Barklow
Director of Photography Thaddeus Wadleigh, Kirsten Johnson
Editor Doug Blush, Derek Boonstra
Sound Tom Casetta, Marianna LaFollette, Bob Silverthorne, Gary Calamar
Production country United States
Production company Chain Camera Pictures
Domestic distribution Spor Media
International sales
Danish rating Allowed for children over the age of 11
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Production company Chain Camera Pictures
In collaboration with ITVS, RISE Films, Fork Films, Cuomo Cole Productions, Canal+
Domestic distribution Spor Media


Direction Kirby Dick


Screenplay Kirby Dick
Screenplay Amy Ziering


Producer Amy Ziering
Producer Tanner King Barklow
Executive producer Regina Kulik Scully
Executive producer Jennifer Siebel Newsom


Cinematographer Thaddeus Wadleigh
Cinematographer Kirsten Johnson


Editor Doug Blush
Editor Derek Boonstra


Sound designer Tom Casetta
Sound designer Marianna LaFollette
Sound designer Bob Silverthorne
Sound engineer Gary Calamar

Visual effects

Design Bil White


Animation Bil White

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