"The Hunting Ground"
BWFF—in partnership with SGA, Crossroads, the UA Housing & Residential Communities, WGRC, Not On My Campus and the UA Title IX Offices—is proud to announce the screening of “The Hunting Ground” on Tuesday, November 3rd, at 7:30 PM in Lloyd 38. This screening will be followed with a presentation of intervention and prevention tips from It's On Us and UAct.
“The Hunting Ground,” a documentary exposé of collegiate sexual assault across the nation, pieces together the first-person testimonies of several undergraduate assault survivors by following their journeys for institutional reform. Manohla Dargis of the New York Times says this film is “one that should be seen by anyone headed to college and by those already on campus.” This powerful documentary premiered at Sundance Film Festival in 2014, spurring change across the United States starting with screenings at the White House and hundreds of other college campuses. This film is rated PG-13 for sensitive thematic material and language.
“The Hunting Ground” won the Human Rights Award at the Bergen International Film Festival, won 2nd Place for Best Documentary Film at Traverse City Film Festival, and was nominated for the Grand Jury Award at Sheffield International Documentary Festival all in 2015.
Writer and director of “The Hunting Ground,” Kirby Dick, is an Academy Award-nominated and two-time Emmy Award winning documentary film director. He is also known for his films “The Invisible War” (2012), “Outrage” (2009), “This Film is Not Yet Rated” (2006), and “Twist of Faith (2004). His partner in this documentary, producer Amy Ziering, also worked on “The Invisible War” and “Outrage.” Other of her productions include Gil Kofman’s “The Memory Thief” (2007) and Richard Cohen’s “Taylor’s Campaign” (1998).
BWFF is proud to join our partners in this screening. We stand together to shed light on this issue and continue this dialogue around our campus.