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The Invisible War
The Battleground Is Your Barracks
An investigative and powerfully emotional documentary about the epidemic of rape of soldiers within the US military, the institutions that perpetuate and cover up its existence, and its profound personal and social consequences.
The only other documentary I've seen thus far from Kirby Dick is the highly entertaining This Film Is Not Yet Rated from 2006. His target in that film was the MPAA and he takes them apart in a comedic documentary that also features himself. For this film Dick stays behind the camera and let's people tell their stories in their own words backed up by nothing more then occasional statistics because there is nothing he could have added to make it anymore more powerful.
His target in this film is the US Military's judicial system, or lack there of, when it comes to cases of sexual assault. I use the word "target" because like Michael Moore, Dick's documentaries tend to…
An incredibly frustrating and infuriating documentary to watch. I know most docs are one sided, but it's hard not to believe everything that's presented here especially with the emotional testimonies.
Part of the December Project: Film #14
Kirby Dick's The Invisible War is a haunting documentary that displays the best of investigative journalism in film. Instead of going for his previous pop style displayed in his other documentaries, Dick instead lets the material do all the talking, and it's more powerful as a result.
The Invisible War documents interviews and statistics of sexual assault in the military. It addresses both sexes experiences with it, but mainly focuses on the issues women have experienced with it, which is my only complaint, but a silly one considering how traumatizing the experience is for women as it is.
The Invisible War's best moments are when it documents the interviews with survivors who detail their experience before, during, and after their various incidents. For others, it provides the usual documentary "text shock" moments, but the material here is well researched and looked at that it practically transcends the formulaic documentary structure.
This was a powerful and infuriating look into sexual abuse and rape in the United States military. According to the documentary 20% of women who join the military will be subject to this abuse and out of these convictions only a handful few will end up behind bars. This is just so wrong. Seeing the amount of times the victim is blamed and the case was dismissed and closed was sickening. It's just ridiculous and I cannot understand how someone can blame a rape victim and say she is guilty of adultery because the man she was raped by was married. And the scary part is that these are only the reported cases. Most people are not brave enough to come forward. All in all, this is a great documentary that brought to light a very important issue. I'm happy to hear some steps have been taken since this film was released to improve this whole situation.
Incredibly disturbing documentary. I don't think I'd feel safe in any organization that polices themselves.
Shocking doc about a huge organisation that you are supposed to trust, but it is actually hiding sexual assaults and protecting the guilty. But this is not about the roman catholic church, it is about the US military.
This is one of those docs where you will feel rage as you see the above happening.
You will cringe when you hear that the military practically blame the victims and explain that the best way to avoid sexual assault is up to the victim and not the rapist. It beggars belief.
A powerful documentary that will make you absolutely furious.
Watched at Home on Netflix Instant.
Honestly this film was far too triggering for me to be able to write a coherent review. Don't make my mistake and watch this film with the intention of sleeping after, particularly if you are also a survivor. Please, take care of yourself today.
Such an incredibly frustrating movie in that it's perfectly clear that the U.S. military knows it has a historic, systemic problem adequately addressing rape allegations - and leaders have done little more than provide lip service so far.
Eye opening and shocking documentary about women that have been sexually assaulted in the U.S military, The Invisible War gathers women who have served in the military and have been assaulted. Director Kirby Dick crafts a film that tells an important story, one that shouldn’t be ignored. The accounts of these women are shocking and eye opening. The film is also infuriating because you simply can’t believe that acts like this can be swept under the rug and forgotten about. With this documentary, it raises awareness on this issue, something that you can’t ignore. The subject is hard to watch, but it also is one that needs to be addressed. Every woman in the documentary just wanted to serve in…
Por muy dura y cruel que sea una historia, un documental debería ser algo más que una sucesión de entrevistas.
Emocionalmente, debió ser un documental muy difícil de hacer por su temática, intentando no caer ante las horrendas historias contadas por la víctimas y su vida posterior.
Pensar que al poco rato del documental se iba a tornar aburrido, pues me equivoqué, el mismo le va sumando casos y casos distintos, casi sin obviar ningún detalle.
Nos invita a un profunda reflexión, y espero que lo que dice en el final se lleve a la práctica.
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