WCHM and the Canberra Rape Crisis Centre, as part of the Summer of Respect campaign 2015/2016, presented a screening of The Hunting Ground followed by a panel discussion of local experts.
The Hunting Ground (103mins, 2015, USA)
THE HUNTING GROUND is a critically acclaimed feature documentary that chronicles the personal stories of students who have been sexually assaulted on American university campuses. Interweaving observational footage, expert insights and first-person testimonies, the film follows survivors pursuing both their education and justice in the face of institutional failure to respond effectively and appropriately to their reports.
Check out the trailer here.
This confronting exposé of sexual assault on American university campuses has sparked a national debate in the United States about rape culture, sexual consent and victim support.
Now the conversation continues across the world…
Trigger warning: In this film, survivors of sexual assault disclose the details of their assault and the hardships they and their families endured following these incidents. If you would like to speak to someone please contact Canberra Rape Crisis Centre’s Crisis and Counselling Support Line between 7am and 11pm on (02) 6247 2525 or by text Only 0488 586 518. You are welcome to leave the film at any time and return to the panel discussion if you wish.