On the Radar
An Oscar nomination is a terrific honor for a filmmaker, but for director Kirby Dick, the recognition means so much more. An Academy Award nomination for "The Invisible War" brings with it more attention to the subject of the documentary -- sexual assault and rape in the U.S. military, and the frequent cover ups.
"Every time there's more attention to this issue, there's more activity in Washington," says the director. "We made this film because we wanted to change things...we wanted the military to do what [it needs] to do to protect the men and women who are protecting us."
A news article first sparked director Kirby Dick and producer Amy Ziering's interest in the subject.
"We started to do additional research, and were amazed to find how many men and women had been sexually assaulted ... over half a million over the last generation," says Dick. "And then we were equally surprised at how covered up it had been."
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