"I started Artemis Rising so that I could give a voice to the extraordinary stories that shed light on issues in our society that need to be changed, healed . . . transformed," Scully says. "Issues such as the devastating effects of childhood abuse; the epidemic of diabetes and obesity; the corrosive effects of our media on the self-esteem of girls and women, undermining their reach for positions of power, influence and leadership; the mistreatment and violence against women and girls around the world; and the epidemic rapes of our women (and men) in the U.S. military."These are the words of Regina Kulik Scully, winner of this year's Women's eNews Ida B. Wells Award for Bravery in Journalism, specifically for her work on The Invisible War. This single film has done more to change the conversation about sexual assault and rape in the military than any series of congressional hearings has managed to do in the last few decades.
If you have yet to see the film and you live in or near San Francisco, I have some good news for you. Wednesday Night, October 16 from 6pm to 9pm, The Invisible War will be playing at the California College of the Arts and all money raised will be donated to Artemis Rising to specifically support the Invisible War Recovery Program. Tickets are available starting at $20 for Friends, $40 for Partners, $60 for Sponsors. The $100 for Soldiers are all sold out... this looks to be like a great fundraiser, an excellent opportunity to support a great cause, and a chance to mingle with some like minded folks.
Can't attend? Then you can help the movement grow in a couple of ways. You could always make a donation to notinvisible at rally.org. Or, more simply, visit that same Rally.org page and like it via Facebook.
Still not convinced... below the curly locks, you'll find links to dozens of reviews of the film. Feel free to share with friends. I only wish I could be in San Francisco tomorrow night and make plans to meet up with a few of you!
New York Times By A.O. Scott
Time Magazine By Richard Corliss
NPR.org The Visible Costs Of The Military's 'Invisible War' by Mark Jenkins
The View on ABC
Real Time with Bill Maher
Susan Burke, guest (episode and “Overtime”)
MSNBC-The Last Word With Lawrence O'Donnell
MSNBC-Morning Joe Interview with Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering
New York Times
New York Daily News By Elizabeth Weitzman
CNN Interview with Amy Ziering and Ariana Klay
NPR Morning Edition By Larry Abramson "Pentagon Revamps Rules on Reporting Sex Crimes" - features an interview with Kirby and clips
Los Angeles Times By Rebecca Keegan
Salon By Mary Elizabeth Williams
Los Angeles Times By Kenneth Turan
Reuters By Zorianna Kit
Christian Science Monitor By Peter Rainer
Boston Globe Feature interview with Kirby Dick, with quotes from Trina McDonald and Loree Sutton By Christopher Wallenberg
The Boston Phoenix Interview with Kirby Dick By Peter Keough
WNYC-The Takeaway Interview with Kirby Dick and Trina McDonald By Kristin Meinzer
Filmmaker Magazine.com (Hammer To Nail) By Michael Tully
Hollywood Reporter: 'The Invisible War'
Variety: 'The Invisible War'
HitFix: Sundance Review: Kirby Dick's 'The Invisible War'