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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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Features The Daily Show (1996) See more »

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Opus 39 March Number 1 in D
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Arranged & performed by Chris Westlake
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Why you should watch this movie
20 May 2016 | by brianna-99646See all my reviews

When reading the reviews for this film, a lot of the problems our society is facing today become obvious. There is a lot of victim shaming and people citing these girls as liars or attention whores. This could not be further from the truth. To dismiss these women for having the courage to say what happened to them is despicable. Rape culture is alive and well in this country, and there is no excuse for it. Victims should not be asked what they were wearing or what they had to drink. How is any of this relevant to the fact that they were assaulted? Anyone who points the finger at a victim is deplorable. Watch this movie and stand with these women. They deserve our support.


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Language:

English

Release Date:

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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