The Hunting Ground

( USA / 2015 )
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From the Academy Award-nominated filmmaking team behind THE INVISIBLE WAR, comes a startling exposé of sexual assault on U.S. campuses, institutional cover-ups and the brutal social toll on victims and their families.
Weaving together verite footage and first-person testimonials, the film follows survivors as they pursue their education and legal justice, despite harsh retaliation, harassment, and pushback.
Formats: Digital Copy, DVD
Running Time: 102 min.
Theme: Activism, Current Affairs, Education, Gender, Investigative Journalism, Law and Justice, Personal Story, Society see all »
Language(s): English
Subtitles: Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, German, Italian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish
Director(s): Kirby Dick
Producer(s): Amy Ziering
Available regions: Canada, United States
The Hunting Ground


  • Press Kit
  • “Triumphant... a stirring call to action”
  • "Terrifyingly True"
  • "A must-watch work of cine-activism"
    The New York Times
  • "As frightening as any film I have seen since THE SHINING"
  • "This galvanic and compelling doc seems likely to reverberate in the public discourse and beyond"
  • "An energizing call to action, a potent provocation that’s been too long coming"
    Rolling Stone
  • "The Hunting Ground is an essential component of a college education."

Academic Notes

  • Licensed Film Platform users have exclusive access to the following educational materials:

    - ACTION PLAN FOR ALUMNI: College sexual assault should matter beyond your own college years.
    - ACTION PLAN FOR PARENTS: The price of a good education should NOT include sexual assault.
    - ACTION PLAN FOR STUDENTS: Six steps for effective student leadership to address college sexual assault.
    - BEYOND TITLE IX: Guidelines for Preventing and Responding to Gender-based Violence in Higher Education
    - GUIDANCE ON TITLE IX: From the United States Department of Education
    - FACT SHEET: Know your rights

    Please get in touch for more information: [email protected]
  • The Hunting Ground: The Inside Story of Sexual Assault on American College Campuses
    The companion to the film, by Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering

awards & accolades

  • Sheffield Doc/Fest - NOMINEE Grand Jury Award
  • Bergen International Film Festival - WINNER Human Rights Award

Festival participation

  • Sundance Film Festival 2015
  • Sheffield Doc/Fest 2015
  • Search Results Traverse City Film Festival 2015
  • Melbourne International Film Festival 2015
  • Stockholm Film Festival 2015
  • Revelation Perth International Film Festival 2015
  • Bergen International Film Festival 2015
  • Seattle International Film Festival 2015
  • Watch Docs Human Rights Film Festival 2015
  • Doc NYC 2015
  • WINNER Producers Guild of America Stanley Kramer Award
  • NOMINEE Producers Guild of America Best Documentary
  • WINNER Utah Film Critics Association Awards Best Documentary Feature Film
  • NOMINEE Academy Awards, Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures, Original Song

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Additional Info

Production Company: Chain Camera Pictures
Distribution Company: ro*co films

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