|April 28, 2015|
|7:30 pm||to||9:30 pm|
Global Scholars Hall
1710 E. 15th Ave.
The documentary The Hunting Ground will premiere at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 28, at the University of Oregon’s Global Scholars Hall, 1710 E. 15th Ave., Eugene. A discussion will follow the screening. The Hunting Ground is a startling exposé of rape crimes on U.S. campuses, institutional cover-ups and the brutal social toll on victims and their families. Weaving together verité footage and first-person testimonies, the film follows survivors as they pursue their education while fighting for justice—despite harsh retaliation, harassment and pushback at every level. For a preview, go to: http://www.thehuntinggroundfilm.com/
This event is sponsored by the UO School of Journalism and Communication, and cosponsored by the ASUO Women’s Center and the Center for the Study of Women in Society. This event is free and open to the public.
Director Kirby Dick and producer Amy Ziering’s most recent feature, The Invisible War, a groundbreaking investigation into the epidemic of rape within the U.S. military, won 2014 Emmy Awards for Best Documentary and Outstanding Investigative Journalism, Long Form; a 2013 Peabody Award; and the 2012 Sundance Film Festival Audience Award. It was also nominated for an Academy Award® for Best Documentary Feature.
See below for major national media coverage.
NEW YORK TIMES – January 25 2015 – “Unblinking Look at Sex Assaults on Campus,” features THE HUNTING GROUND, by Brooks Barnes.
LOS ANGELES TIMES – January 23, 2015 – “Sundance 2015: In ‘The Hunting Ground,’ Jameis Winston’s accuser goes public,” features THE HUNTING GROUND, by Kenneth Turan.
NEWSWEEK – February 11, 2015 – “‘The Hunting Ground’ Gives a Harrowing Look at College Rape, ” includes THE HUNTING GROUND, by Alexander Nazaryan.
ASSOCIATED PRESS – January 23, 2015 – Review by Lindsey Bahr.
WALL STREET JOURNAL – January 23, 2015 – “Sundance Festival: ‘The Hunting Ground’ Delves Into Rape On Campus,” includes THE HUNTING GROUND, by Ben Fritz.
CHRONICLE OF PHILANTHROPY – February 4, 2014 – “Film on Campus Rape Could Take Philanthropy Activism to a New Level” by Vincent Stehle
VARIETY – February 4, 2015 – “‘Me and Earl and the Dying Girl,’ ‘Dope’ Most-Buzzed About at Sundance,” names THE HUNTING GROUND the most-buzzed about film at Sundance, by Kevin Noonan.
MTV – January 26, 2015 – “Here’s How Lady Gaga’s Song About Sexual Assault Ended Up At Sundance,” features THE HUNTING GROUND, by Shaunna Murphy.