Makers of Academy Award® Nominated Documentary, The Invisible War, Urge More Action

  Makers of Academy Award® Nominated Documentary,The Invisible War, Urge More
  Action

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LOS ANGELES -- January 10, 2013

The following are statements regarding The Invisible War, which was nominated
earlier today for an Academy Award® in the Best Documentary category:

Statement of Kirby Dick, director ofThe Invisible War:

"We're thrilled and gratified by this honor. However, to truly honor our
service members we need to stop the epidemic of rape in the military.

"What's different about this film, in comparison to my other films, is that
rape in the military is STILL a burning issue and one that we can profoundly
impact by changing policies within the military. Today, on the day Oscar®
nominations are announced, 50 more men and women will be sexually assaulted in
the military, according to the Department of Defense estimates. We hope the
attention this nomination brings will send a message to the Department of
Defense to protect our women and men in uniform."

Statement of Chris McGurk, Chairman and CEO of Cinedigm (NASDAQ: CIDM) and
distributor of The Invisible War:

“We are extremely proud that The Invisible War has been acknowledged by the
Academy with this nomination. Not only did the filmmakers, led by Kirby Dick
and Amy Ziering, create a powerful, evocative and haunting film, their
documentary is helping to bring systemic changes in the way our military
treats both the victims and perpetrators of the terrible crime of sexual
assault. However, despite the significant progress that has been made since
the film’s release, the transformation in our military’s policy and culture
regarding this issue is far from complete. We hope this nomination will bring
even more focus on Kirby and Amy’s objective of ensuring sexual assault will
never again be an occupational hazard for our military service members."

About the Film:

“CRITICS’ PICK: This is not a movie that can be ignored…the candor and bravery
         displayed in the telling is admirable.” – The New York Times

 “A poignant, powerful documentary that just might change the system.” –TIME

             Winner, Audience Award, 2012 Sundance Film Festival

                         100% Fresh – Rotten Tomatoes

 “Heartbreaking…what makes this savage indictment of the epidemic of rape in
    the U.S. military so unforgettable are not numbers but the devastating
            personal stories of the victims.” – Los Angeles Times

         “An incendiary expose…a real game-changer.” The Boston Globe

From Oscar^®- and Emmy^®-nominated filmmaker Kirby Dick (“This Film Is Not Yet
Rated;” “Twist of Faith”) THE INVISIBLE WAR is a groundbreaking investigation
about one of America’s most shameful and best kept secrets: the epidemic of
rape within the U.S. military. THE INVISIBLE WAR paints a startling picture:
today, a female soldier in combat zones is more likely to be raped by a fellow
soldier than killed by enemy fire. The Department of Defense estimates there
were a staggering 19,300 service members sexually assaulted in 2010 alone.

Focusing on the powerfully emotional stories of rape victims, the film is a
moving indictment of the systemic cover-up of military sex crimes, chronicling
the women’s struggles to rebuild their lives and fight for justice. It also
features hard-hitting interviews with high-ranking military officials and
members of Congress that reveal the perfect storm of conditions that exist for
rape in the military, its long-hidden history, and what can be done to bring
about much-needed change.

THE INVISIBLE WAR is nominated for a 2013 Academy Award^®  for Best
Documentary and an Independent Spirit Award for Best Documentary. Additional
2012 nominations included Best Feature from the International Documentary
Association (IDA), the Gotham Audience Award, and the Cinema Eye Honors
Audience Choice Prize. THE INVISIBLE WAR was the recipient of the 2012
Sundance Film Festival Audience Award for U.S. Documentary, the 2012 Human
Rights Watch Festival’s Nestor Almendros Award for Courage in Filmmaking, the
HBO Audience Award for Best Documentary Feature from the 2012 Provincetown
Film Festival, the Silver Heart Award from the Dallas International Film
Festival, and was an official entry at Full Frame Film Festival and HotDocs.

THE INVISIBLE WAR is a film by Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering; written and
directed by Kirby Dick; produced by Amy Ziering and Tanner King Barklow;
executive producers: Regina Kulik Scully, Jennifer Siebel Newsom, Geralyn
White Dreyfous, Abigail Disney, Maria Cuomo Cole, Sarah Johnson Redlich, Women
Donors Network, Teddy Leifer, Sally Jo Fifer, and Nicole Boxer-Keegan.

http://www.newvideo.com/docurama/invisible-war/

http://invisiblewarmovie.com/

CIDM-G

Contact:

CINEDIGM Corporate Contact:
Maggie Begley
310-301-1785
Maggie@mbcprinc.com
or
THE INVISIBLE WAR Awards PR Contact:
Acme PR
Nancy Willen
310-963-3433
nancywillen@acmepr.net
 
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