Fem Flicks Film Series: THE HUNTING GROUND | Women's & Gender Studies

Fem Flicks Film Series: THE HUNTING GROUND

Event Date: 
Wednesday, April 20, 2016 - 16:00
Event Location: 
Media Library, Chilton Hall

The Hunting Ground

The statistics are staggering. One in five women in college are sexually assaulted, yet only a fraction of these crimes are reported, and even fewer result in punishment for the perpetrators.

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, expert insights, and first-person testimonies, the film follows undergraduate rape survivors pursuing both their education and justice, despite ongoing harassment and the devastating toll on them and their families.

Scrutinizing the gamut of elite Ivies, state universities, and small colleges, filmmakers Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering reveal an endemic system of institutional cover-ups, rationalizations, victim-blaming, and denial that creates perfect storm conditions for predators to prey with impunity. Meanwhile, the film captures mavericks Andrea Pino and Annie Clark, survivors who are taking matters into their own hands--ingeniously employing Title IX legal strategy to fight back and sharing their knowledge among a growing, unstoppable network of young women who will no longer be silent.

Watch the trailer here.

The screening will be followed by a discussion facilitated by Renee LeClaire, M.S., N.C.C. and Maureen "Moe" McGuinness, Ed.D.

Renee LeClaire is the Assistant Director for Student Advocacy, Crisis Intervention and Violence Prevention in the UNT Dean of Students office. She also serves as the UNT Survivor Advocate, connecting students who have been affected by violence to resources (counseling, health, safety, academics, legal, etc.) both on and off campus.

Maureen "Moe" McGuinness is the Dean of Students and Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs. As such, she oversees Academic Integrity, Clery, Dean of Students Office, CARE Team, Conduct, Student Initiated Withdrawals, Greek Life, Student Legal Services, and Substance Abuse Resource Center.

Fem Flicks is a film series spotlighting various gender issues. Fem Flicks is presented by the Multicultural Center, the Media Library, and the Women's & Gender Studies Program.

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