HUNTING GROUND, The (2015) [Feature]

USA (MIFF 2015 , Documentaries)
Director: Kirby Dick

"(An) incendiary, shocking, infuriating masterpiece." – RogerEbert.com

Documentarian Kirby Dick (Outrage, MIFF 2009) and producer Amy Ziering won two Emmys, a Peabody and a Sundance Audience Award for their last film, The Invisible War, a hard-hitting journalistic investigation into rape within the US military. Now they focus their attention on sexual assault at US college campuses and what they uncover is equally as shocking. It's not just the number of attacks, which are at epidemic levels; the rampant institutional cover-ups and victim-blaming take as much toll as the original crimes.

Impeccably researched and presented, The Hunting Ground is an incendiary work anchored by two survivors, Andrea Pino and Annie Clark, whose courageous and innovative legal approach to seeking justice is forcing change and sparking debate on a national scale. Their success ensures the film is not just a searing indictment of rape culture, but also a message of hope and empowerment.

"Needs to be seen and discussed by everyone within shouting distance of the college experience." – Boston Globe

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