“The Invisible War” Screening A Success!

Panel discussion following the film screening.
Photo by Abdiel Lopez, Palisades STF Co-President, via Twitter

June 23, 2013: Focusing on the powerfully emotional stories of rape victims, The Invisible War is a moving indictment of the systemic cover-up of military sex crimes, chronicling the victims’ struggles to rebuild their lives and fight for justice. Hard-hitting interviews with high-ranking military officials and members of Congress 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.

“We didn’t focus on just one individual, we focused on the systemic problem and helped put pressure on those who can do something about it,” said director Kirby Dick.

STF students, parents and friends joined over 260 attendees at the the launch of the HRW Film Club, organized by the Los Angeles-based HRW Women’s Rights Committee. LA Times Film Critic Kenneth Turan moderated a timely panel discussion with the film’s Director, Kirby Dick, and Producer, Amy Ziering, as well as Liesl Gerntholtz, Director of the Women’s Rights Division at HRW, and Tandy Fink, one of the survivors interviewed in the film.

More information about the film and how you can put pressure on U.S. lawmakers can be found on the film’s website: notinvisible.org

 

Read updated news from the New York Times: “In Debate Over Military Sexual Assault, Men Are Overlooked Victims

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