Kirby Dick

Discussion of Invisible War, Screening of Kirby Dick’s The Invisible War, Military Culture and Sexual Violence

February 27, 2013

Kirby Dick is an Academy Award- and Emmy Award-nominated documentary director. He has been directing documentaries since 1986 and, beyond his Academy Award nominations for Twist of Faith (2005) and The Invisible War (2012), he has been recognized by the Sundance Film Festival, the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences—who nominated him for an Emmy in the category of Long Form Journalism—and the Broadcast Film Critics Association. In 2009, Dick received his Emmy nomination for Outrage, a powerful indictment of the hypocrisy of powerful politicians and the institutions that protect them. His most recent film, The Invisible War, a groundbreaking investigation into the epidemic of rape in the U.S. military, won the Audience Award at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival. His previous work also includes This Film Is Not Yet Rated (2006) and the challenging Derrida (2002), a portrait of the French philosopher and literary critic. Kirby Dick’s appearance here coincides with the Mizzou Advantage conference Based on a True Story, as well with Columbia’s True/False Film Festival. The festival has celebrated his work in the past by bestowing on him the festival’s True Vision Award in 2006.