THE INVISIBLE WAR ON PBS
On Monday, MAY 13th, we will start broadcasting THE INVISIBLE WAR on public TV stations across the US - working to raise awareness and shed light on one of the most shameful secrets of our time: rape within the military.
Providing public access to our film couldn’t come at a more necessary time.
Last week, the Department of Defense released the Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office (SAPRO) annual report and it showed a significant spike – an increase of 34%. In 2012, over 26,000 service members were sexually assaulted. To add insult to injury, the report came out two days after an Air Force officer in charge of sexual assault prevention was himself arrested for sexual battery. Case in point.
We invite you to watch the Oscar-nominated film that Washington credits with changing the conversation about sexual assault within the military. Tune in on Monday, 5/13 at 8:30pm PT / 10:30pm ET and join us for a Live Tweet using #NotInvisible during the show.
“I asked the producer why there are no African Americans’ stories included in the film, since for the past 2 generations they have comprised 25% of our military.
She said that she ‘tried.’
I really think sexual abuse in the military is too big a problem to just ‘try.’ I have two African American friends who were so treated."