The Silent Truth
Is there an army cover up of the rape and murder of women soldiers?
On a U.S. military base in Iraq, U.S. Army private LaVena Lynn Johnson is found dead, shot in the head. The Army rules it a suicide. Her parents don't believe it. Is there a pattern that women like Lavena are not protected from attack from within the US Military?
Since the United States launched the Second Gulf War, ninety-four women in the Military have died in Iraq or during Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF). Of these deaths, some twenty occurred under extremely suspicious circumstances. The Department of Defense has characterized these deaths as non-combat related injuries, and maintained that many of them are suicides.
'The Silent Truth' follows the search by the parents of LaVena for the truth behind their daughter's death and other like it. They confront the US Army and embark on an agonizing and obstacle filled journey to bring justice to their daughter and expose a pattern of withholding information, non-cooperation and impunity. www.midtownfilms.com