Director Kirby Dick’s “The Invisible War” was one of the most acclaimed – and influential – documentaries of 2012. It illuminated the pervasive incidence of rape in the military and near total lack of justice for victims. It has sparked an ongoing movement for reform, and it’s been nominated for an Academy Award. So why, then, are two of the rape survivors who appeared in the film speaking out now about how “betrayed” and “abandoned” they feel, not by the military that left them vulnerable to sexual violence, but by the filmmakers who told their stories? It’s because these victims are men – and they say their story has not been adequately told.
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