Since its premiere at Sundance 2015, The Hunting Ground film has shined a bright light on the epidemic of sexual assaults on American college campuses. It has given a voice to survivors, inspired significant legislation, and has spurred an unprecedented wave of activism to help put an end to this terrible, sexual violence. It has been both celebrated and vilified in the media and has created both a rape-prevention movement and backlash. The good news is, people are finally talking about campus rape; a topic that desperately needs to be discussed.
The Hunting Ground film was recently released for streaming through Netflix; making it available to a much wider audience. It is being screened at the White House, the Department of Justice, countless film festivals and college campuses around the world. It has moved public figures, such as Vice President Joe Biden, to force public discussion and inspire solutions. There is no doubt the film is making a powerful impact. And this week, film producers Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering are taking things a giant step further with the release of their book: The Hunting Ground: The Inside Story of Sexual Assault on American College Campuses.
In this riveting companion volume to The Hunting Ground film, readers will encounter shocking personal stories that reveal just how much college administrators and law enforcement refuse to face this epidemic. It details how survivors have suffered thanks to cover-ups, fraternity culture and more. The book provides an inside perspective on the film including the controversy it spurred and the reactions of various writers and other individuals. This volume also offers insight into how we can learn more about the “rape culture” on college campuses and how we can be active in creating positive change.