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NOVA hosts screening of 'The Invisible War,' a documentary on the epidemic of rape in U.S. military
Today, a female soldier in combat zones is more likely to be raped by a fellow soldier than killed by enemy fire. It’s a startling truth about the extent of the one of America’s most shameful and best-kept secrets: the epidemic of rape within the U.S. military. The Department of Defense estimates there were a staggering 19,300 service members sexually assaulted in 2010 alone.
On November 14, NOVA will host a free screening of The Invisible War at Bucks County Community College, Newtown campus. The documentary of the ground-breaking investigation into the problem focuses on the powerfully emotional stories of rape victims, chronicling the women’s struggles to rebuild their lives and fight for justice. A moving indictment of the systemic cover-up of military sex crimes, the film also 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 what can be done to bring about much-needed change.
The free screening begins at 6:30pm, November 14, at Bucks County Community College’s Gateway Auditorium. Doors open at 6:00pm. For more information, please contact BHoblin@NOVABucks.org or 215.343.6543 or visit NOVA’s website, www.NOVABucks.org.
More About Bucks County Community College Newtown Campus
Bucks County Community College's Newtown Campus is located near major roadways (Route 413, I-95) and less than 10 minutes from restaurants and shopping centers. Daytime, evening and weekend courses can be taken at the 200-acre campus, and online courses are available for students who need more flexibility in their academic schedules. Financial aid is available. Undergraduate nursing, music, legal and business degrees are offered at the postsecondary school, along with certification, associates and continuing education programs. Student activities include sports (e.g. golf, basketball, soccer) and student council programs. The college's Youtube channel and Facebook page can be found here and here, respectively.