Film documents sexual assault in the military
The U.S. military is facing a crisis of conscience. This week, the Pentagon released an annual report indicating the rate of rape and sexual assault by and against service members has risen significantly in the past year. Adding to the scandal is the arrest of the Air Force officer who previously led that branch’s Sexual Assault Prevention and Response unit -- who himself was charged with sexual assault.
On Monday, WKAR-TV will air an Oscar-nominated documentary that takes an unflinching view of this painful subject. “The Invisible War” features interviews with several victims who tell their stories. Current State’s Kevin Lavery spoke with the film’s writer and director, Kirby Dick, and he asked him how he and his crew found so many people willing to come forward.