2012 Oct 24 - 6:30pm
|REACT to FILM's New BU Chapter is hosting a special screening of "The Invisible War" co-sponsored by the College of Communications Student Assembly.
FREE ADMISSION - OPEN TO BU STUDENTS AND FACULTY!
From Oscar®- and Emmy®-nominated filmmaker Kirby Dick (This Film Is Not Yet Rated; Twist of Faith) comes The Invisible War, a groundbreaking investigative documentary about one of America's most shameful and best kept secrets: the epidemic of rape within the U.S. military. The film paints a startling picture of the extent 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 Department of Defense estimates there were a staggering 19,000 violent sex crimes in the military in 2010. The Invisible War exposes the epidemic, breaking open one of the most under-reported stories of our generation, to the nation and the world.
4 Panel Speakers will present after the screening:
-Professor Carrie Preston, professor of English and Women’s, Gender, & Sexuality Studies
-Professor Robert Zelnick, professor of Journalism with expertise in military issues and military and the media.
-Sarah Merriman, a recent BU Alumni who helped start the campus Sexual Assault and Crisis Prevention Center, and was an active member of the BU Center for Gender, Sexuality, and Activism.
-Craig Ewart, a retired special operations soldier and military historian.
This film was the winner of:
-2012 Sundance Film Festival Audience Award: U.S. Documentary
-Nestor Almendros Award for Courage In Filmmaking, 2012 Human Rights Watch Film Festival
-Silver Heart Award, Dallas International Film Festival
REACT to FILM is partnering with ROCK THE VOTE on this event as we share a common value of nonpartisanship and a common mission of civic engagement!