The Invisible War is an investigative documentary about one of America’s best kept secrets: the epidemic of rape within the U.S. military. The film reveals the extent of the problem: a female soldier in combat zones today is more likely to be raped by a fellow soldier than killed by enemy fire. The Department of Defense estimates there were a staggering 19,000 violent sex crimes in the military in 2010. The Invisible War exposes this under-reported epidemic. (2012, 97 mins.) The film will be shown at 7:00 PM on Wednesday, February 13 at The L Train, 900 Central Ave. in St. Petersburg.
This event is in solidarity with the One Billion Rising campaign – an effort to bring attention to the fact that one in three women around the world, or about 1 billion women, will be raped or beaten in her lifetime. Click for more info.
Cheryl Schaub, Military Sexual Trauma Counselor from the St. Pete Vet Center, will have a table of information in the lounge of the L Train and speak after the movie regarding the outreach and information that her group provides to women.