The Hunting Ground

7.51 h 43 min2015PG-13
This year's most incendiary film is a startling exposé of sexual assault on college campuses that follows two courageous activists as they unmask a nationwide cover-up. Includes exclusive interview by football star Jameis Winston's accuser.
Kirby Dick
Kirby DickAmy ZieringErica Kinsman
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Caroline HeldmanDiane RosenfeldAmy Herdy
Amy Ziering
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Kelley Hays-GilpinReviewed in the United States on July 17, 2019
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everyone should understand this
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difficult, challenging topic but something we all need to come to understand: it's not just that a lot of men rape women on college campuses, but that rape culture is alive and well here and in the US as a whole. The Powers That Be facilitate it, excuse it, dismiss women's experiences, accept men's excuses, and let this go on and on and on. This film provides data--quantified, verified--to show the magnitude of the problem. How will we change things now we have Kavanaugh, an alleged rapist, on the Supreme Court, and Trump, an alleged rapist (and self-identified sexual assailant) in the White House? let's start by informing ourselves.
7 people found this helpful
R.H.Reviewed in the United States on December 11, 2017
4.0 out of 5 stars
Depressing, but sweeping it under the rug is unconscionable
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This film is painful to watch. There's no other way to say it. Even though much of its focus is on what two young women have been able to accomplish to fight the rape culture on US college campuses, the disgusting nature of what's really going on comes through loud and clear. I've taught on six different university campuses over the past thirty years, so this was not new news to me. But the systematic stonewalling it seems all campus administrations -- even at the level of Harvard and Notre Dame -- perpetrate to protect their fiscal bottom line, while throwing young women under the bus, is troubling indeed. If you find the current attention to rape in American mass media startling, I urge you to watch this film and talk about it. This topic is depressing, but sweeping it under the rug is unconscionable.
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Richard LiebespachReviewed in the United States on August 12, 2019
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Every Teenage girl should watch this movie!!!!!! it can save lives and prevent rapes!!
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Saving Lives and Preventing Rapes, Training you to Be Your Own Hero, is what I do for a living. I now strongly promote this movie to all the mom's in my seminars (and dad's too).... and teens.
This movie educates people to the reality associated with the 20% of all girls/women at college being sexually assaulted or raped. As a result, the girls/women who watch this movie will be safer.
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happyfeetReviewed in the United States on December 20, 2017
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If you are going to this video. If you are a parent of a college student, watch this NOW!!
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I teach high school sophomores, and as I also teach English, one of the novels the teens read is "What We Saw" by Aaron Hartzler. That novel gets them talking and we begin a discussion, and as students write an extensive essay and research the novel's theme, I encourage the students to watch this film. It is frightening. As a woman, I am just repulsed, that this is allowed to be mainstream. I stand with every victim who has ever felt dirty, or that they were to blame. We, as people need to take a stand. I am horrified that somehow the highest office was given to a known predator. NO! #metoo is not just something to post, it should be a battle cry and a call to arms. We, the voiceless, have the power, and we will be heard. We are not alone anymore.
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Vinn SendsReviewed in the United States on September 26, 2020
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Documentary on the college campus rape crisis
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This is an inspirational, well-documented presentation of the cover-up of cases of rape by universities across the nation from the Ivy league and large state funded public universities to remote, rural colleges. The documentary is called the Hunting Ground, because college campuses are where rapist predators thrive on abundant and unprepared prey. Starting the first couple of weeks into the first semester rapists go to work. The documentary makes an excellent case about how universities are more worried about protecting their brand name than protecting vulnerable students. The documentary also shows student survivors of rape how get some traction when seeking justice for having been victims of assault on campus. Title Nine lawsuits are the answer. They seem to be the only way to get the legal wheels spinning and to get the universities to take cases seriously. For one university the penalty for rape was to suspend the rapist "after graduation." This is one of the best documentaries concerning the perils of life on campus. Please watch this documentary!!
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Risa MannReviewed in the United States on September 1, 2020
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Every college-bound student should watch this film.
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This film reveals what the colleges and universities want to keep hidden. Sexual assault and rape are rampant on their campuses and are fostered by fraternities and athletes. Administrators will not stop the rapes because these known rapists generate income for the institutions. Administrators fear that donors will not give money to schools with high crime statistics. Victims are continually let down and persecuted by their schools. It is a sad commentary on higher education and on the power of money and sports in the United States.
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Melissa OrtizReviewed in the United States on December 16, 2017
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A must see.
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I couldn't recommend this documentary enough! I show this to my students not to scare them but for them to be aware that things sometimes aren't all they seem. Of course, I try to provide a very unbiased view by giving loads of information on all fronts for parties involved. If you're not using it as a teaching tool and just for a documentary to watch I would definitely watch this. Of course, there are many triggers as there are interviews from both prey and victims within the documentary.
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Stephanie ReaReviewed in the United States on December 9, 2019
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I was told by my professor at community college to watch this movie for extra credit. I ended up buying it from Amazon Prime because I am planning on showing it to my friends and talking about it. It's so painful to watch and frustrating. I watched it with my boyfriend and I cried and we both were in shock with the way campuses handled all the reports. YOU NEED TO WATCH IT, SHARE IT AND TALK ABOUT IT. I am Social Work major, so I am super for Justice and standing up for yourself. This was very informative to watch and use for future projects and papers.
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