Sweeping it under the rug
Too many vicious crimes against humanity are covered up by powerful organizations to save face. One of those — a stain on our country's military — is the number of rapes among U.S. servicemen and women that are concealed by the powers that be. Invisible War, which screens Saturday, August 25 at the Maumee Indoor Theater, addresses a sick fact: a women soldier in Iraq or Afghanistan is more likely to be raped by a fellow soldier than be killed by enemy fire. And the military's response of systematic covers-ups — which continues to ruin the lives of the women in the film — is even more jarring, essentially giving a green light to this behavior. Sponsored by the YWCA Hope Center. $5. 2pm.
Maumee Indoor Theater, 601 Conant St., Maumee. 419-241-3235. www.ymcatoeldo.org. —SR