Downing Film Center to Screen The Invisible War April 15

Documentary exposes epidemic of rape in the military

As part of a Social Justice Film Series, 4 Women’s Justice — a multiagency collaboration of Planned Parenthood Mid-Hudson Valley, the Rape Crisis Program at Mental Health Association in Orange County Inc., Safe Homes of Orange County, and YWCA Orange County — are hosting a screening of the award-winning film The Invisible War at the Downing Film Center, located at 19 Front St., on the Newburgh waterfront.

Kori Cioca, U.S. Coast Guard, and husband Rob in an emotional interview in 'The Invisible War' (Photo courtesy of Cinedigm)

Kori Cioca, U.S. Coast Guard, and husband Rob in an emotional interview in ’The Invisible War’ (Photo courtesy of Cinedigm)

Shot by filmmaker Kirby Dick, this investigative documentary is an exposé on sexual assault in the U.S. military. The 2012 film was nominated for an Academy Award, won the Audience Award at the Sundance Film Festival, and also took home the prize for the Best Documentary at the Independent Spirit Awards.

The special feature is being shown on Monday, April 15, at 7:30 p.m.  Admission is free, but donations are welcomed. For those interested, a talk will follow the screening.

The Downing Film Center has limited seating, so reservations are strongly suggested. To reserve a place, contact Danielle Marse-Kapr, gender equity coordinator of the YWCA Orange County, at 845-561-8050, ext. 17.

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