The Invisible War (film screening and fundraiser)

Cohosted by Dr. Mylea Charvat, SF Supervisor Malia Cohen, and SamaHope
October 16, 2013 6:30 pm
A fundraiser for Artemis Rising Invisible War Recovery Program

Timken Lecture Hall, San Francisco Campus
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Buy tickets: invisiblewarrecovery.eventbrite.com

Doors open at 6 p.m.; screening begins at 6:30 p.m., and a panel discussion will take place following the screening.

Proceeds from the screening go toward the Artemis Rising Invisible War Recovery Program, a nonprofit recovery program that provides free PTSD treatment to veterans.

Moderated by San Francisco Supervisor Malia Cohen

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From Oscar- and Emmy-nominated filmmaker Kirby Dick (This Film Is Not Yet Rated; Twist of Faith) comes The Invisible War, a groundbreaking investigative documentary about one of America’s most shameful and best-kept secrets: the epidemic of rape within the US military.

The film paints a startling picture of the extent of the problem -- today, a female soldier in combat zones is more likely to be raped by a fellow soldier than killed by enemy fire. The U.S. Department of Defense estimates there were a staggering 22,800 violent sex crimes in the military in 2011.

Twenty percent of all active-duty female soldiers are sexually assaulted. Female soldiers aged 18 to 21 accounted for more than half of the victims.

About Artemis Rising Invisible War Recovery Program

The Artemis Rising Invisible War Recovery Program is a groundbreaking trauma-recovery program specifically designed to provide a pathway to healing for survivors of military sexual trauma (MST).

Inspired by their work with MST survivors in The Invisible War, producer Amy Ziering and executive producer Regina Kulik Scully launched the program to create an intensive residential program for survivors using nonpharmaceutical healing methods, including individual psychotherapy, EMDR, somatic therapy, group and family therapy, dance/movement therapy, and equine therapy.