Today is the first day of Sexual Assault Awareness Month 2015. As unpleasant and difficult a subject that sexual assault is it is still vitally important that we, all of us, do what we can to change it. I saw THE HUNTING GROUND on Sunday, and though I cried through most of it, I highly, HIGHLY recommend it. I only wish it was required for all high school students. Sexual assault is an epidemic that we have the power to stop, and we must stop it.
“THE HUNTING GROUND
From the Academy Award-nominated filmmaking team behind “The Invisible War” comes a startling exposé of sexual assault on U.S. campuses, institutional cover-ups and the brutal social toll on victims and their families. “THE HUNTING GROUND” debuted in January at the Sundance Film Festival and is being released by RADiUS and CNN Films. The film has captured attention across the country, and it has even made it to The Daily Show where Oscar-nominated filmmakers Amy Ziering and Kirby Dick talk about the film’s impact and the scope of this problem.
This film is powerful. Through stories and statistics this film highlights the far-reaching scope of campus sexual assault. It adds names and faces to the many reports, trends and articles on this timely issue. Most importantly, it looks to engage audiences to take action to end sexual assault on college campuses.
NSVRC is partnering with The Hunting Ground this April to help spread the word. We know this film is going to be a conversation starter, and we want to play a role in building this conversation toward action. Stay tuned to hear more from us about how you can be involved.”
For more about the film and a list of screening locations, go to www.thehuntinggroundfilm.com.