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The statistics are staggering. One in five women in college are
sexually assaulted, yet only a fraction of these crimes are reported,
and even fewer result in punishment for the perpetrators. From the
intrepid team behind The Invisible War
comes The Hunting Ground, a piercing, monumental exposé of rape culture
on campuses, poised to light a fire under a national debate.
In a tour de force of verité footage, expert insights, and
first-person testimonies, the film follows undergraduate rape survivors
pursuing both their education and justice, despite ongoing harassment
and the devastating toll on them and their families.
Scrutinizing the gamut of elite Ivies, state universities, and small
colleges, filmmakers Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering reveal an endemic system
of institutional cover-ups, rationalizations, victim-blaming, and
denial that creates perfect storm conditions for predators to prey with
Meanwhile, the film captures mavericks Andrea Pino and Annie Clark,
survivors who are taking matters into their own hands—ingeniously
employing Title IX legal strategy to fight back and sharing their
knowledge among a growing, unstoppable network of young women who will
no longer be silent.
Since the film's premiere at Sundance, it had been screened at the
White House and hundreds of college campuses across the country. The
documentary has inspired new laws in New York and California and changes
in campus policies.