The film, The Hunting Ground, will be screened on Wednesday, Mar. 9 in the Center for the Arts (Building 1P) Williamson Theatre at 6:00pm. Admission is free.
The Hunting Ground is an expose of sexual assault on college campuses by Kirby Dick, the Academy Award-nominated and two-time Emmy Award-winning documentary film director of The Indivisible War.
Weaving together verite footage and first-person testimonials, the film follows survivors as they pursue their education while fighting for justice–despite harsh retaliation harassment and pushback at every level. One in five college women and one in 33 men will be sexually assaulted. In 2014, the White House released guidelines on how campuses should deal with the issue of sexual abuse. This documentary highlights universities’ responses to this crisis. The film also follows two courageous survivors who are striking back with an innovated legal strategy that uses Title IX legislation.
Following the film, there will be a Q and A by Sofia, an anti-sexual violence activist and co-founder of End Rape on Campus (EROC).
For more information, call the Department of Social Work at 718 982-2070 or email email@example.com.
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