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April 12th, 2013

The Invisible War at the Downing Film Center

Lieutenant Elle Helmer at the Vietnam War Memorial, US Marine Corps, from THE INVISIBLE WAR, a Cinedigm/Docurama Films release.

NEWBURGH - As part of a Social Justice Film Series, 4 Women’s Justice, a multi-agency 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 standing united for women’s equality, dignity, freedom and safety, 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.


Shot by filmmaker Kirby Dick, this groundbreaking investigative documentary is a vital and frank exposé on sexual assault in the U.S. military, one of our country’s most shameful and best kept secrets: the epidemic of rape within our U.S. military.


A winner of the Audience Award at the Sundance Film Festival and also the prize for the Best Documentary at the Independent Spirit Awards, The Invisible War was nominated for an Academy Award in 2012.


The special feature which addresses the systemic inequalities from racism and/or sexism is being shown on Monday, April 15 at 7:30 PM.  Admission is free – donations are welcomed. For those interested, a Talk-Back will follow the screening.


The Downing Film Center has limited seating - therefore reservations are strongly suggested. To reserve a place, contact Danielle Marse-Kapr, Gender Equity Coordinator of the YWCA Orange County, at 845.561.8050, x 17.

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