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½ August 13, 2014
Wednesday, August 13, 2014

(2012) The Invisible War

Examination of sexual harassment and assault victims within the US military with interviews spawning from war veterans who has served since the Vietnam war all the way through to the war in Afghanistan and Iraq. One of the problems I had with this is that we don't even get to see the people who're accused of this which makes these stories so one-sided , but it could be the result that there are no protocol in place to expose the perpetrators who're accused even though the victims have the physical scars to prove it including DNA. I also don't think that all people who's served within the US military all do this, and that there should be some protocol put in place to ensure that people who're serving in general shouldn't have to put up with this since some recruits may already have a questionable background.

From watching this documentary makes one to think that perhaps if people who are motivated to joined the US military also needs to have a background check before allowed to join.

3 out of 4 stars
½ August 6, 2014
It's a systematic takedown of the broken way that the US military handles rape and sexual assault, designed to outrage us into change. On that, it earns perfect marks.
August 5, 2014
A Brilliantly done expose on Rape in the Military

The Invisible War not only us educates about the tragedy of rape in the
military, about the cover-up of the crimes, but it educates us about
the problem or rape in our society. The military commanders ignore and
hide rapes and the statistics presented in the film of these crimes are
important to note. I can't imagine anyone who actually saw this movie
giving it less than an 8 ranking.

The interview of the victims is heartbreaking, and the interviews of
those involved in the cover-up are aggravating. These women, and men,
who face sexual assault in the military need our full support and the
military culture must change. The movie is a powerful indictment of the
military and a tribute to the strength of the survivors and their
families and allies.

Peace, Tex Shelters
½ July 25, 2014
What, you don't like rape?
½ June 25, 2014
Herself - US Coast Guard: Thank you for your sacrifice, in whatever shape it may come with serving. God Bless.

Los documentales sirven para traer a la luz situaciones que han sido escondidas o que no han sido manejadas de la manera correcta, y The Invisible War hace exactamente eso. Este trata acerca de la epidemia creciente de violaciones en el ejército de los Estados Unidos, y de la manera que ha sido manejado o en este caso no manejado. Mientras que el mayor porcentaje de víctimas es mujeres, también hay un pequeño número de hombres que ha sido afectado. Hay testimonios de primera mano de las víctimas, y algo que todos tenían en común al principio, era lo emocionados y orgullosos que estaban al sentir que iban a servir a su país, y luego la decepción y dolor hacia esta institución a la cual le sirvieron por tanto tiempo y que ignoro su desgracia. Todas las víctimas sufren de secuelas psicológicas, y hasta físicas como es el caso de Kori Cioca, que fue golpeada en la mandíbula por su agresor, y 5 años después sigue teniendo problemas médicos y subsiste con una dieta líquida y medicamentos.

Este documental es importante porque saca a la luz un tema que es exasperante, y les da una nueva oportunidad a las víctimas de buscar la justicia que tanto merecen. Mientras buscaba una explicación para estos crímenes, la culpa recae tanto en el ejército como en el tipo de individuos que atrae. El ejército siempre ha sido una institución que valora la fuerza y el machismo, y además que les da a estas personas un poder enorme, por lo tanto la manera de demostrar poder, es a través de la violencia, y esto se traduce las violaciones, que no son por sexo, sino una manera de demostrar fuerza y humillación a la víctima. Es deprimente, como es posible que un tema con violar a alguien no es tomado como un crimen y además que las víctimas se vuelven culpables de la agresión y no el perpetrador? Casi todos estos criminales están todavía en el ejército sin ningún tipo de castigo, y según los expertos, la mayoría de los violadores son seriales, por lo tanto sin encarcelarlos, estos individuos seguirán cometiendo este crimen, por lo tanto ya no sólo es un tema de mientras estén en el ejército, sino de que pasará cuando salgan.
May 9, 2014
Excellent expository about the rape of women and men in the military.
½ April 17, 2014
one of the many things wrong with the "modern" world... I was disgusted & sick to my stomach the whole time
½ April 13, 2014
Very powerful documentary. Felt scared, afraid, angry and sad, for all of them.
½ April 9, 2014
hoofta -- sure makes you think a little differently about the military... like the women have pointed out in the video, it is terrible that this is even an issue for women in the military, but the worst part is how things are handled after the assault has occurred -- the victim is blamed without hesitation and the perpetrator gets off scott-free. talk about a lack of freedom, what our country supposedly stands for.
½ March 28, 2014
Rarely do I finish a movie and am so emotionally affected by it, but this one did the trick. It might not be innovative or fancy or try to change the world of documentary film making but it shouldn't have to. That would take away from this powerful message that there is something severely wrong with our military system. The heart of this film is definitely the personal tales and interviews of the many women (and men) who went through sexual assault. I literally say stunned at the end of the movie.
March 13, 2014
Insightful doc that really left me disgusted. Really surprised that no one names names.
March 11, 2014
The sort of documentary I hate to watch, the sort that reminds us of the true ugliness of the human condition. This film only just came out in the UK, and since its première in 2011 the number of incidents such as those raised in the film have increased by 35%... says it all really!
March 10, 2014
Netflix 3/10/14
A pretty damning indictment of the military response to sexual assault. The statistics are incredible and the perps who get away with it are protected by a good old boy network and chain of command. Should be must viewing for any woman thinking of a military career.
½ March 6, 2014
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½ March 3, 2014
A really disturbing documentry about the women (and sometimes men) recruits who join the armed services in the USA all wide eyed and enthusiastic,
The disturbing thing is how they are assaulted by their own comrades and sometimes how they struggle to rebuild their lives,
Have to admit i really found it harrowing how they all fought for justice but is thwated in every turn by high rakng officials, You haver to watch it but really disturbing.
February 25, 2014
If I could I would rate this with 10 stars! Everyone should watch this.
January 26, 2014
An outraging documentary.
January 23, 2014
Well-made documentary, disturbing, repulsive, filthily corrupt subject matter. Good to see it could make a difference, and hopefully it will continue to do so.
January 18, 2014
sorry, a good movie but not a top movie
½ January 13, 2014
informed expose of military rape and prosecution negligence
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