Online Program

Hunting Ground

Tuesday, November 3, 2015 : 4:48 p.m. - 5:03 p.m.

Kirby Dick, Film Sprout, New York, NY
Amy Ziering, Film Sprout, New York, NY
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, THIS FILM delivers a devastating indictment of campus “rape culture.”

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.

The filmmakers uncover an alarming effort on the part of universities and colleges to downplay and deny sexual assaults on their campuses to keep crime statistics low and public approval high. They also follow two courageous survivors, Andrea Pino and Annie Clark, who are striking back with an innovative legal strategy that uses Title IX legislation to make the powers that be take notice, ignite a national debate over campus assaults and create a network of support for young women who refuse to remain silent.

Learning Areas:

Diversity and culture
Public health or related organizational policy, standards, or other guidelines

Learning Objectives:
Discuss rape crimes on U.S. college campuses and the devastating toll they take on students and their families.

Keyword(s): Diversity and culture, Public health or related organizational policy, standards, or ot

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am one of the filmmakers.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.