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The Invisible War

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Testimony by victims and military officials in front of congress this month has shed light on the scope of sexual assault in the military service. Men and women who sign up for military service put their lives on the line for our country. Yet a woman serving in the military is more likely to be sexually assaulted than killed by enemy fire.

Those are some of the women featured in “The Invisible War,” which was nominated for a 2012 Best Documentary Feature Oscar. The film, by Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering, lifts the veil on one of the military’s dirtiest secrets. We spoke to Kirby in October about the shocking number of women who are victimized by their abusers and the system.

The trailer for "The Invisible War":