There are 1.5 million active-duty personnel in the U.S. Armed Forces. Sexual assault is an increasing problem within those ranks. In many, if not most cases, it's swept under the carpet: only 8 percent of sexual assault cases are prosecuted in the military, and only 2 percent of those cases result in convictions. The Academy Award-winning filmmaker Kirby Dick's documentary film The Invisible War sheds light on the suffering of thousands of military rape victims, and Thursday we're rebroadcasting our conversation about it. (Rebroadcast)
On Wednesday, September 4 at 7:00 p.m., RadioWest and the Utah Film Center will present a screening of The Invisible War at the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center in downtown Salt Lake City. It's part of our Through the Lens documentary series, and director Kirby Dick will be on hand for a Q&A immediately following the film.
Doors open at 6:30. The event is free, but seats are available on a first-come basis. For more details or to invite your friends via our Facebook event page.