ABOUT THE FILM:
The statistics are staggering. One in five women in college are sexually assaulted, yet only a fraction of these crimes are reported, and even fewer result in punishment for the perpetrators. From the intrepid team behind The Invisible War, comes The Hunting Ground, a piercing, monumental exposé of rape culture on campuses, poised to light a fire under a national debate.
In a tour de force of verité footage, expert insights, and first-person testimonies, the film follows undergraduate rape survivors pursuing both their education and justice, despite ongoing harassment and the devastating toll on them and their families. Scrutinizing the gamut of elite Ivies, state universities, and small colleges, filmmakers Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering reveal an endemic system of institutional cover-ups, rationalizations, victim-blaming, and denial that creates perfect storm conditions for predators to prey with impunity. Meanwhile, the film captures mavericks Andrea Pino and Annie Clark, survivors who are taking matters into their own hands—ingeniously employing Title IX legal strategy to fight back and sharing their knowledge among a growing, unstoppable network of young women who will no longer be silent.
In partnership with DayOneRI.org & Salve Regina University
In support of National Sexual Assault Awareness Month
Doors open – Light refreshments + Community Information Area
Film + Panel discussion with:
J. Malcolm Smith (Dean of Students, Salve Regina University)
Maureen Keough (Assistant Attorney General & Deputy Chief of the Criminal Division)
Maureen Philbin (Director of Advocacy, Day One)
Stacey Veroni (Assistant Attorney General & Chief of the Criminal Division)
Scott Fraser (Principal, Fraser Communications Group)
Two “quiet rooms” will be available with counselors from Women’s Resource Center of Newport County, if needed.
|Run time:||102 minutes|
An unblinking look at sexual assaults on campus.”
Any parent sending a child off to college should consider this required viewing.”
As frightening as any film I have seen since The Shining.”
'Triumphant... A stirring call to action.