As the credits begin to run for Spotlight you are presented with hundreds of cities, states and nations affected by the Church's denial. But as Robbie points out -- everyone knew something was going on.
The film, coming from the team between the groundbreaking documentary The Invisible War, sheds light on sexual assault on college campuses, institutional cover-ups, and the brutal social toll on their victims and their families.
Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering now shift the focus to sexual assault on the American college campus with their new film, The Hunting Ground, a Radius TWC release that premiered at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival and opened in theatrical release February 27.
Kirby Dick spoke with me about The Invisible War's success, the courage of the soldiers who shared their stories, and what it will take to make sure these victims are no longer invisible to the press, the public and those in power.
The Invisible War interweaves devastating statistics with the personal stories of a group of women and one man. Their lives have been forever altered by "soul-shattering" violations from those they had believed to be a trusted family -- the military.
The Invisible War won the Festival Audience Award for documentaries at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival and is a powerful and scathing exposé going after the epidemic of sexual assault in the armed forces.