(Los Angeles, CA, March 5, 2012) – Cinedigm Entertainment Group, a division of Cinedigm Digital Cinema Corp. (NASDAQ: CIDM) and entertainment distributor New Video have jointly acquired North American distribution rights to The Invisible War, winner of the 2012 Sundance Film Festival’s “U.S. Documentary Audience Award.” Theatrical distribution rollout will commence this summer and continue throughout the fall. The Invisible War marks the first acquisition under the recently announced partnership between Cinedigm and New Video to acquire and distribute independent films theatrically in North America and across on-demand and digital platforms and DVD/Blu-ray.
An emotionally powerful investigative documentary, The Invisible War reveals the profound personal and social consequences of the rape epidemic in the U.S. military. Directed by Oscar® and Emmy® Award-nominated filmmaker Kirby Dick (This Film Is Not Yet Rated, Twist of Faith) and produced by Emmy® Award-nominated Amy Ziering (Outrage, Derrida), The Invisible War is a groundbreaking documentary that explores alarming facts about America’s shameful secret: today, a female soldier in Iraq or Afghanistan is more likely to be raped by a fellow soldier than killed by enemy fire. The number of assaults in the last decade alone is believed to be in the hundreds of thousands (according to the “Fiscal Year 2010 Annual Report on Sexual Assault in the Military” issued by the Department of Defense).