React to Film Hosts a Screening of “Invisible War” to Raise Awareness

Tuesday, January 22, 2013
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Social responsibility and commitment to bettering the community—whether it pertain to becoming physically involved with a cause or simply spreading awareness—can be intertwined with arts and entertainment. Documentaries, most notably, are often intended to shed light on otherwise taboo social concerns and even more often give a voice to those who would otherwise not be heard.

REACT to FILM, a “501c3 nonprofit that leverages the best documentary filmmaking to promote social responsibility and spark civic engagement,” is directly representative of the way in which film can hugely affect awareness about social concerns and inspire individuals to take action.

In fact, last Tuesday night, influential writers, actresses, designers and film insiders packed the Museum of Modern Art’s 400 person showing room for the latest REACT to FILM screening of Kirby Dick’s Oscar nominated “Invisible War” to expose the epidemic of rape in the military.

New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn introduced the film, and other influential guests in attendance included Lionel Geneste, Amanda Ross, Patricia Duff, and Audrey Gruss. Producer of the film, Maria Cuomo Cole and her fashion mogul husband Kenneth Cole were also present at the event. Following the 7pm screening, Co‐Founder of REACT to FILM Coralie Paul moderated a Question and Answer session with the film’s director.

What cause do you truly care about, and how have you seen it represented publicly? Let us know in the comments below!

— written by Sara Penchina


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