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The Hunting Ground (2015)

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An exposé of rape crimes on U.S. college campuses, their institutional cover-ups, and the devastating toll they take on students and their families.

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Kirby Dick

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 8 wins & 22 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Andrea Pino Andrea Pino ... Herself
Annie Clark Annie Clark ... Herself
Claire Potter Claire Potter ... Herself - Professor of History (as Claire Bond Potter)
Melinda Manning Melinda Manning ... Herself - Assistant Dean of Students, University of North Carolina
Kimberly Theidon Kimberly Theidon ... Herself - Medical Anthropologist and Former Harvard Professor
Kamilah Willingham Kamilah Willingham ... Herself
Mrs. Willingham Mrs. Willingham ... Herself - Kamilah Willingham's Mother
Caroline Heldman ... Herself - Associate Professor of Politics, Occidental College
David Lisak David Lisak ... Himself - Clinical Psychologist
Leslie Strohm Leslie Strohm ... Herself - General Counsel, University of North Carolina (archive footage)
Danielle Dirks Danielle Dirks ... Herself - Assistant Professor of Sociology, Occidental College
Diane Rosenfeld Diane Rosenfeld ... Herself - Lecturer on Law, Harvard Law School (as Diane L. Rosenfeld)
Pat Cottrell Pat Cottrell ... Himself - Former University Campus Police Officer, Saint Mary's College
Rachel Hudak Rachel Hudak ... Herself
Carol Ann Mooney Carol Ann Mooney ... Herself - President, Saint Mary's College (archive footage)
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From the makers of The Invisible War (2012) comes a startling exposé of rape crimes on U.S. college campuses, their institutional cover-ups and the devastating toll they take on students and their families. Weaving together verité footage and first-person testimonies, the film follows the lives of several undergraduate assault survivors as they attempt to pursue - despite incredible push back, harassment, and traumatic aftermath - both their education and justice.

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For 1 in 5 women, their dream school will become a nightmare.

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Rated PG-13 for disturbing thematic material involving sexual assault, and for language | See all certifications »
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USA

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English

Release Date:

1 January 2016 (Belgium) See more »

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Campus Assaults See more »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$22,464, 1 March 2015

Gross USA:

$405,917

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$411,115
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Thought provoking and necessary
15 November 2015 | by ems_abroadSee all my reviews

Thought provoking documentary, exposing weaknesses in the processes and mechanisms in universities for survivors of sexual assault.

A brave move.

Other reviewers have focused in on one ongoing case - do not let that stop you from watching this documentary; it has a lot to tell.

The two survivors who give up their own dreams in order to assist others, surviving on little and sleeping in cars, demonstrate the tenacity required to stand up to institutions (such as fraternities) where power balance does not sit in your favour. This movie is about what you can do as an individual to make a change.

For those that don't believe this happens, or believe that funding of "feminist" causes gets more money than anything else, perhaps you should do some actual research. There are numerous peer reviewed papers published that demonstrate the breadth of this problem, which more often that not is swept under the carpet.


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