Sundance Hit ‘The Hunting Ground’ Release Date Moved Up

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Although I thought The Invisible War was a worthy story to tell, I felt that documentary had too much emotion in it’s presentation. I look forward to seeing The Hunting Ground to see how they deal with a topic that hits closer to home.

THE HUNTING GROUND, which recently world premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, is the latest project from Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering.

The film takes audiences straight to the heart of a shocking epidemic of violence and institutional cover-ups sweeping college campuses across America. The team behind the Oscar®-nominated THE INVISIBLE WAR presents a scorching exposé of the startling prevalence of sexual assault at bastions of higher learning and of the powerful interests that re-victimize vulnerable students while shielding perpetrators. Using vérité footage, expert insights, first-person testimonies and a bombshell interview sure to make headlines, THE HUNTING GROUND delivers a devastating indictment of campus “rape culture.”

The statistics are staggering: One in five college women is sexually assaulted, yet only a fraction of these crimes are reported, and even fewer result in punishment for the perpetrators. Dick and Ziering chronicle the horrors faced by assault victims after they survive what they thought was the worst ordeal of their lives.

In raw and emotional interviews, rape survivors and their families testify to a real-life horror story that has become all too common. Those brave enough to report the crimes face disbelief, apathy, victim-blaming, harassment and retaliation from both their fellow students and the administrators whose job it is to protect them.

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