“The Invisible War” to Show at UNCW

A film showing at UNCW on Oct. 23.

Friday, October 19, 2012

Wilmington, N.C. - "The Invisible War," a documentary about sexual assault among American military personnel, will be shown at 7 p.m., Oct. 23, Lumina Theater in the Fisher Student Union. The presentation is free and open to the public.

The event sponsors are the UNCW School of Social Work, the PERCH, the Women's Studies and Resource Center, CARE and the LGBTQIA Resource Office.

"The Invisible War" received the Sundance Film Festival Audience Award in 2012. According to the film, U.S. military women are more likely to be raped by a fellow soldier than killed by enemy fire.

"We have a large military population, and it is important for them, and those concerned about them, to know support is available for them. We will have a military fair connected to the film and representatives from CARE and the Rape Crisis Center of Coastal Horizons will be on hand to make people aware of their services," said Amy Schlag, program coordinator, LGBTQIA Resource Office and an instructor in women's studies.

The film will be followed by a panel discussion with Elle Helmer, 2nd Lieutenant, U.S. Marines, and a plaintiff featured in "The Invisible War;" Julie Ozier, Rape Crisis Center Supervisor with Coastal Horizons Center Inc.; Jennifer Brier, a therapist with the Veterans Administration; and Rebecca Caldwell, director of CARE and CROSSROADS.

Media contact: Andrea Weaver, Office of University Relations, 910.962.731 or weavera@uncw.edu