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MIPTV Picks 2012: The Invisible War

Winner of the audience award for documentary at Sundance this past January, this film puts faces to shocking statistics regarding sexual assault in the U.S. military, and sheds light on a system that has made it difficult or impossible for victims to seek justice.
March 24, 2012

The U.S. Department of Defense estimates that in 2010 alone, over 19,000 sexual assaults occurred in the military. In addition, 20% of all servicewomen have experienced some sort of sexual trauma while serving. The Invisible War, winner of the audience award for documentary at Sundance this past January, puts faces to such statistics, and sheds light on a system that has made it difficult or impossible for victims to seek justice.

Partners: Chain Camera Pictures, Regina Kulik Scully, Jennifer Siebel Newsom, in association with RISE Films, ITVS, Fork Films, Cuomo Cole Productions, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation; distributed by ro*co international (international, U.S. educational), Cinedigm Entertainment Group and New Video (theatrical)

Premiered: Sundance, January, 2012

Length: 1 x 97 minutes (theatrical), 55 minutes (TV)

Rights available: All international rights except Canadian and French TV, no rights available in the U.S.

About The Author
Selina Chignall joins the realscreen team as a staff writer. Prior to working with rs, she covered lobbying activity at Hill Times Publishing. She also spent a year covering the Hill as a journalist with iPolitics. Her beat focused on youth, education, democratic reform, innovation and infrastructure. She holds a Master of Arts in Journalism from Western University and a Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto.

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