Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Thursday To-Do: Argenta Film Series: 'The Invisible War'

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The Invisible War screens at Argenta Community Theater Thursday.
  • "The Invisible War" screens at Argenta Community Theater Thursday.

ARGENTA FILM SERIES: 'THE INVISIBLE WAR'
7 p.m. Argenta Community Theater. Free.

"The Invisible War" is a documentary about the long-overlooked epidemic of rape within the U.S. armed forces.

The film screened last month at the Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival. Times contributor Matt Rowe praised the film and said its stories "are heartbreaking, sickening and should not be ignored."

Rowe also pointed out that the film "is not just about the problem in the military. Confronting rape and sexual assault is a discussion many people do not want to have because it is uncomfortable. By seeing these men and women come forward, by bravely showing their faces, anyone can begin to empathize with others dealing with the trauma following sexual assault, and the hard steps that must be taken to regain some sense of normalcy."

Director Kirby Dick will attend the screening and will speak at the Clinton School of Public Service at noon Thursday. If you can't make Thursday's screening, the film is also playing at UALR's EIT building at 6 p.m. Wednesday.

All of the events are free. After the jump, watch the trailer for "The Invisible War."

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