“The Invisible War”, winner of the 2012 Sundance Film Festival’s “U.S. Documentary Audience Award.” was just picked up for distribution by Cinedigm Entertainment Group and entertainment distributor New Video, with a summer theatrical release planned.
“The Invisible War” marks the first acquisition under the partnership between the two companies.
Described as .. An emotionally powerful investigative documentary, “The Invisible War” reveals the profound personal and social consequences of the rape epidemic in the U.S. military. Directed by Oscar(R) and Emmy(R) Award-nominated filmmaker Kirby Dick (“This Film Is Not Yet Rated,” “Twist of Faith”) and produced by Emmy(R) Award-nominated Amy Ziering (“Outrage,” “Derrida”), “The Invisible War” is a groundbreaking documentary that explores alarming facts about America’s shameful secret: today, a female soldier in Iraq or Afghanistan is more likely to be raped by a fellow soldier than killed by enemy fire. The number of assaults in the last decade alone is believed to be in the hundreds of thousands (according to the “Fiscal Year 2010 Annual Report on Sexual Assault in the Military” issued by the Department of Defense).
“The Invisible War” is a moving indictment of the systemic cover-up of military sex crimes as well as a chronicle of the women’s struggles to rebuild their lives while seeking justice. “The Invisible War” features hard-hitting interviews with high-ranking military officials and members of Congress that reveal the perfect storm of conditions that exist for rape in the military; its long-hidden history and ongoing cover-up, and what can be done to bring about much-needed change.
“We are honored that our first New Video/Cinedigm acquisition is ‘The Invisible War,'” said Chris McGurk, Chairman and CEO of Cinedigm. “The film is incredibly powerful and deserves — in fact demands — to be seen by as many people as possible. We very much look forward to working with Kirby, Amy and their team to share this important film with audiences across the nation.”