Documentary “Invisible War” in Cinema April 10
By Melissa Rodriguez
The University of Wisconsin-Parkside Women's Center, the Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies lecture series, and the LGBTQ Resource Center present the Oscar-nominated documentary "The Invisible War" Wednesday, April 10, at noon in the Student Center Cinema. This powerfully emotional documentary about the sexual assault of soldiers in the U.S. military is followed by a discussion about the movie's themes and importance.
"Just this morning, I talked to a friend about a young woman who had been molested and beaten," said Linda Crafton, UW-Parkside associate professor of communication and co-director of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. "With her battered face visible for all to see, those who should have used everything in their power to help, did not. This is not an unusual story in our society."
Crafton went on to say the issue of rape in our society is a constant problem that often gets overlooked and justice not properly served for victims. She said the recent case involving sexual assault charges against football players from an Ohio high school emphasizes the relevancy of the issue.
"While this documentary focuses on the horrific acts of rape and sexual assault in the military, clearly this 'war against women' as it has been called is taking place to some degree in every social and cultural infrastructure and personal space of our lives," said Crafton.
Created by filmmaker Kirby Dick, the film pursues the issues by investigating incidents and interviewing survivors.Admission is free. More information about the film is available online.