The Hunting Ground

March 6, 2015 12:57 PM

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Director Kirby Dick and producer Amy Ziering's documentary about sexual assault in the military, The Invisible War, was deservedly nominated for the Best Documentary Oscar in 2013. Now the duo is back with The Hunting Ground, a documentary about sexual assault on America's college campuses that serves as a civilian companion piece to The Invisible War. Both films involve powerful, well-funded institutions that have a vested interest in covering up shocking rates of sexual assault, effectively protecting predators while shaming, blaming, ignoring, or driving away their victims. Watch the trailer for The Hunting Ground below.

The Hunting Ground begins by painting America's college campuses as sunny places of promise and potential, where giddy, enthusiastic young people are given their first tastes of independence and a wider intellectual world while being entertained by future professional athletes in raucous, spirited s...

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