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Mon Feb 25, 2013, 01:45 PM

miliary rape documentary "the invisible war" does not win oscar

February-25-13

Military Rape Documentary The Invisible War Does Not Win Oscar

Last night, The Invisible War, a documentary on rape in the United States military, was considered for the 2013 Oscar for "Best Documentary Feature."

The Invisible War chronicles the ongoing epidemic of rape and sexual assault perpetrated within the ranks, and the military's failure to adequately prosecute the perpetrators of such crimes. In addition to raising awareness of the issue among the public, the film has led to policy changes within the Department of Defense and the adoption of a series of amendments passed in the most recent National Defense Authorization Act aimed at increasing accountability and victim care.

One of the lawsuits featured in the film, Klay v. Panetta, was dismissed in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia on February 7th. An earlier case, Cioca v. Rumsfeld and Gates, is currently pending in the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals after a ruling in the Eastern District of Virginia that rape and sexual assault are incident to military service.

Though The Invisible War did not win the Oscar for "Best Documentary," the film's nomination has brought national attention to the wide spread occurrence of intra-military sexual assault. More information on the reform effort can be found at www.notinvisible.org. If you would like to purchase The Invisible War it is available through iTunes and Amazon.

http://www.msmagazine.com/news/uswirestory.asp?id=14166

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Response to niyad (Original post)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 02:03 PM

1. I was disappointed

but the issue is getting attention.

Katie Couric covered it last week and one of the women (Cioca) was on. Part of that interview is here -

http://www.katiecouric.com/videos/military-rape-victim-tells-shocking-story-of-abuse/

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Response to DURHAM D (Reply #1)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 02:04 PM

2. like you, I was disappointed, but, as you said, at least getting attention.

thanks for the link, had not seen that.

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Response to DURHAM D (Reply #1)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 01:35 AM

3. I saw that

The military is the epitome of "rape culture". It was chilling.

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Response to niyad (Original post)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 01:42 AM

4. What I meant

Was I saw the Coutic interview, not the movie. So good this subject, is having attention called to it. It needs the disinfection of sunshine.

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Response to niyad (Original post)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 12:10 PM

5. . . .

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