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

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Andrea Pino Andrea Pino ... Self
Annie Clark Annie Clark ... Self
Claire Potter Claire Potter ... Self - Professor of History (as Claire Bond Potter)
Melinda Manning Melinda Manning ... Self - Assistant Dean of Students, University of North Carolina
Kimberly Theidon Kimberly Theidon ... Self - Medical Anthropologist and Former Harvard Professor
Kamilah Willingham Kamilah Willingham ... Self
Mrs. Willingham Mrs. Willingham ... Self - Kamilah Willingham's Mother
Caroline Heldman ... Self - Associate Professor of Politics, Occidental College
David Lisak David Lisak ... Self - Clinical Psychologist
Leslie Strohm Leslie Strohm ... Self - General Counsel, University of North Carolina (archive footage)
Danielle Dirks Danielle Dirks ... Self - Assistant Professor of Sociology, Occidental College
Diane Rosenfeld Diane Rosenfeld ... Self - Lecturer on Law, Harvard Law School (as Diane L. Rosenfeld)
Pat Cottrell Pat Cottrell ... Self - Former University Campus Police Officer, Saint Mary's College
Rachel Hudak Rachel Hudak ... Self
Carol Ann Mooney Carol Ann Mooney ... Self - 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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The documentary has been denounced by 19 Harvard Law School professors who challenged the accuracy of the film. See more »

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Featured in Close Up with the Hollywood Reporter: Documentary (2016) See more »

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Hark The Sound
Written by William Starr Myers
Performed by University of North Carolina Glee Club
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Despite the Irresponsibility of These Colleges, Things Are Slowly Changing For the Better
26 January 2015 | by SLUGMagazineFilmsSee all my reviews

A documentary that digs deep into the toxic rape culture that exists on our country's college campuses, The Hunting Ground should be required viewing for any stakeholder involved in college life. In true documentary fashion, the film cuts right to the bones of the issue with such laser-beam precision that it reveals an entire web of corruption that is especially salient considering the rash of victim-shaming that emerges when this issue is brought before many political leaders. Perhaps the most shocking part of this story is the implication that (perhaps because of financial or personal pressures) the presidents of these colleges seem to value the health and safety of their athletic programs above those of their other students. This implication is exemplified with the film's brutally honest treatment of the accusations against Jameis Winston, the Florida State football quarterback who is entering the NFL draft this year. Though the bulk of the film focuses on articulating how colleges—we're talking the heavy hitters like Harvard, Stanford and Berkeley—spend more of their resources on covering up these allegations than actually punishing the perpetrators, the stories of the survivors and their efforts to gain national traction and support leaves the audience with the feeling that things are slowly changing for the better. --Alex Springer


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1 January 2016 (Belgium) 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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