The Invisible War 

An Oscar-nominated documentary that has impacted policy around the problem of military rape.

The Invisible War

The Invisible War is a groundbreaking investigative documentary about one of America’s most shameful and best kept secrets: the epidemic of rape within the U.S. military. An American female soldier in a combat zone is more likely to be raped by a fellow soldier than killed by enemy fire. A culture of privilege and impunity has resulted in few prosecutions, and the systematic isolation of women — and men — who dare report the crimes.  

The Invisible War premiered on television in 2013. Watch a clip from the film below and visit Independent Lens for bonus interviews and resources. 

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In this excerpt, several servicewomen describe how they were sexually assaulted while serving in the U.S military.
The Invisible War Influences Military Policy Changes
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The Invisible War Influences Military Policy Changes

The documentary has catalyzed the conversation over what needs to change.

The Invisible War Brings Military Rape into Focus
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The Invisible War Brings Military Rape into Focus

The film has impacted policy around the problem of military rape.

The Invisible War Nominated for Academy Award
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The Invisible War Nominated for Academy Award

The film receives nomination for Best Documentary Feature Academy Award.

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