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‘The Invisible War’ Leads to Visible Change – a Celebs.com Original Interview [Showing this week at LAFF]

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The Oscar and Emmy nominated and Sundance Film Festival winning director Kirby Dick sat down with Celebs.com’s Elliot V. Kotek earlier this year to talk about his latest film “The Invisible War.”

Currently playing at the Los Angeles Film Festival, the film not only won the Audience Award at this year’s Sundance, ┬ábut has already led to policy change within the military, with Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta announcing changes in the way rapes (on and by males and females) in the military, committed by fellow personnel, are reported. Panetta cited the film as being at least partially responsible for prompting action on this policy. Also, a major general who defended the existing policies in the film has been replaced.

The Department of Defense estimates that more than 19,000 sexual assaults occurred in 2011 alone. Take a look at our video interview below:

Photography for Celebs.com by Scott McDermott