PORTLAND, MAINE (NEWS CENTER) -- The first public screening in Maine of the heartwrenching documentary, "The Invisible War" is taking place tonight at the Allen Avenue Unitarian Universalist Church in Portland.
The film chronicles the magnitude and scope of sexual assault in the military from the perspective of victims - both male and female - commanders, therapists and recruiters.
LT. Col. Terry Moore, a retired Air Force Squadron Commander from Bangor bought the rights to the movie so she could bring it to communities and veterans groups around the country.
Tonight's screening begins at 6:30 and will be followed by panel discussions and presentations by advocacy and treatment groups.
There are several other screenings scheduled around Maine over the next few months. You can find a complete list on the film's website, The Invisible War.
If you are a member of the military - active duty or veteran - who has been sexually assaulted or harassed here are contacts where you can find services and support:
US Dept. of Defense Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Crisis Line 1-877-995-5247 or click here for their website.
Military Rape Crisis Center (MRCC) w.militaryrapecrisiscenter.org Jennifer Norris, Maine Coordinator
Maine VA MST (Military Sexual Assault) Coordinators: Kathy Russin: 1-877-421-8263 x4296. La Rhonda Harris 1-877-421-8263 x4017
Maine Coalition Against Sexual Assault 1-800-871-7741
Tri-County Mental Health Services (207) 783-9141
Pine Tree Legal Services (207) 774-8211
Maine Vet Centers (207) 490-1513