Film Screening: The Invisible War

Presented by New America Foundation and Impact Arts + Film Fund, in Collaboration with The Hill

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Women will soon be serving in combat roles, yet in today’s military they are more likely to be raped by a fellow soldier than killed by enemy fire. The U.S. Department of Defense estimates there were a staggering 19,000 sex crimes in the military in 2010 alone.

Please join the New America Foundation, The Hill, and Impact Arts and Film Fund for a screening of the Academy Award-nominated documentary film, The Invisible War. Directed by Kirby Dick, this startling, groundbreaking film exposes the widespread occurrence of sexual assault within the U.S. military.

Following the screening, plan to stay for a conversation with the filmmakers, members of Congress, and top military officials about what action can and must be taken to expose and end this invisible war.

 

 

 

Participants

 

Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT)
Member, U.S. Senate Committee on Armed Services
Member, U.S. Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY)
Member, U.S. Senate Committee on Armed Services 

Michèle Flournoy
Former Under Secretary of Defense for Policy 

Kirby Dick
Director and Writer, The Invisible War

Maria Cuomo Cole
Executive Producer, The Invisible War

Rear Admiral Susan Blumenthal, M.D. (ret.)
Senior Fellow, Health Policy Program, New America Foundation

Former U.S. Assistant Surgeon General

Moderator
Judy Woodruff
Co-Anchor, PBS NewsHour

 

 

Event Time and Location

Wednesday, February 13, 2013 - 6:00pm - 8:30pm
E Street Cinema
555 11th St NW
Washington, DC 20004