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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Andrea Pino Andrea Pino ... Herself
Annie Clark Annie Clark ... Herself
Claire Potter Claire Potter ... Herself - Professor of History (as Claire Bond Potter)
Melinda Manning Melinda Manning ... Herself - Assistant Dean of Students, University of North Carolina
Kimberly Theidon Kimberly Theidon ... Herself - Medical Anthropologist and Former Harvard Professor
Kamilah Willingham Kamilah Willingham ... Herself
Mrs. Willingham Mrs. Willingham ... Herself - Kamilah Willingham's Mother
Caroline Heldman ... Herself - Associate Professor of Politics, Occidental College
David Lisak David Lisak ... Himself - Clinical Psychologist
Leslie Strohm Leslie Strohm ... Herself - General Counsel, University of North Carolina (archive footage)
Danielle Dirks Danielle Dirks ... Herself - Assistant Professor of Sociology, Occidental College
Diane Rosenfeld Diane Rosenfeld ... Herself - Lecturer on Law, Harvard Law School (as Diane L. Rosenfeld)
Pat Cottrell Pat Cottrell ... Himself - Former University Campus Police Officer, Saint Mary's College
Rachel Hudak Rachel Hudak ... Herself
Carol Ann Mooney Carol Ann Mooney ... Herself - 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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 January 2016 (Belgium) See more »

Also Known As:

Campus Assaults See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$22,464, 1 March 2015

Gross USA:

$405,917

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$411,115
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Chain Camera Pictures See more »
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Color
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It's About Time
18 February 2015 | by biz-plansSee all my reviews

This movie is very timely, yet long overdue.There is a culture on college campuses that have encouraged violent acts against women for a long time. The first hand testimonials drive home the horror some of these young women endured. The one cautionary tale is the testimony of the Winston accuser, as he was not charged, yet she is allowed to tell her story without being questioned or allowing Winston to speak. Her movie testimony was different from earlier versions of her story. In my opinion, her inclusion cheapens the movie and takes a way from the other powerful statements of violence against women on college campuses. It is almost as if the producers wanted to sensationalize the movie by using a well known incident to drive up interest. The subject matter alone speaks for itself. A must see for all incoming freshman women and their parents.


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