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Culver-Stockton Hosting Two-part Military Documentary Series

Culver-Stockton Hosting Two-part Military Documentary Series

CANTON, Mo.— In an effort to educate students about the military, Culver-Stockton College is hosting a series of military-based documentaries. The first is a screening of the Oscar- nominated documentary “The Invisible War.” The screening is cosponsored by American Association of University Women (AAUW)- Canton Chapter and C-SC history department, Monday, Feb. 25, beginning at 7 p.m. in Merillat Recital Hall on the Culver-Stockton campus.

The Invisible War is a documentary about sexual assault within the military. It has received much acclaim, including an Oscar nomination for best documentary, ranking in Time magazine’s top 10 movies of 2012 and the Audience Award winner at the Sundance Film Festival. The screening will be followed by a discussion led by Judy Abbott, senior lecturer in criminal justice, and David Carrothers, senior lecturer in criminal justice.

Though the film focuses on problems within the military, it is not anti-military. Culver-Stockton’s goal in showing this film is to educate students on both sides of the issue. “Given the recent events on the changing roles of women in combat, this award-winning documentary is timely.  It is part one of a two part documentary series that Culver Stockton College will feature this spring on the US military.  The May documentary will focus on WWII veterans,” said Dr. D’Ann Campbell, professor of history and president of the Canton Chapter of AAUW. Prior to coming to Culver-Stockton, Campbell was dean of academics at the United States Coast Guard Academy in New London, Conn. She was the first woman to serve in that capacity at any of the service academies.

The next documentary in the military series hosted by Culver-Stockton will focus on the National Honor Flight and will be in May.

The A.C.E. event is free and open to the public.