‘The Hunting Ground’ is the latest documentary from director Kirby Dick and producer Amy Ziering. It addresses the rise of sexual assaults on college campuses and shows how some universities aren't dealing with them.
Utilizing devastatingly raw, first-person testimonies and expert insights, the film traces the experiences of two intrepid survivors, Annie Clark and Andrea Pino, who meet as they pursue their educations while seeking justice for themselves. The two also connect with other survivors to offer support, compassion, and legal aid, eventually developing a novel legal strategy that leverages Title IX legislation to compel more fair adjudication.
Pino and Clark have also inspired a national dialogue on the handling of campus assaults and launched a survivors’ network for women who refuse to be silenced.
The story behind the film has inspired music artist Lady Gaga and seven-time Academy Award-nominee Diane Warren to write, and Lady Gaga to record “Til It Happens to You,” an intensely moving song that calls for support and compassion for sexual assault survivors and is fast becoming an anthem for survivors around the world.
'The Hunting Ground' is written and directed by Academy Award-nominated, two-time Emmy-winning film director Kirby Dick, and produced by Academy Award-nominated, two-time Emmy-winning filmmaker Amy Ziering, the team also behind the Oscar nominated 'The Invisible War', that exposed the shocking prevalence of sexual assault in the U.S. Military.
'The Hunting Ground' premieres November 22nd at 8:00pm on CNN.