Sexual assault, particularly on college campuses, has received national attention in the media and legislature recently. The heightened awareness of this problem has been a long time coming.
There is progress in sexual assault prevention policies at the local, state, and federal levels but there is still work to be done. One study suggests that nearly 1 in 5 undergraduate women experience attempted or completed sexual assault since entering college. Yet less than five percent of rapes on college campuses are reported to either police or the school.
The Hunting Ground is an important film investigating the rate of sexual assault on U.S. campuses, how schools too often fall short in responding to incidents of rape and assault, and the toll on survivors and their families. This powerful documentary highlights the activism of college students across the country, showing young people spurring a much-needed awareness of how sexual assaults are handled on college campuses and taking action to make change.
If you’re in the Fargo-Moorhead area The Hunting Ground opens 5.15.15 at The Fargo Theatre! Find show times here and watch the trailer here.
Planned Parenthood believes everyone deserves to pursue their education free from sexual assault. We know that culture change can’t be legislated but we can work to put policies in place that can lead to a shift toward a culture of consent.
Please check out the film, and if you’re interested in organizing a future showing at your campus please email: firstname.lastname@example.org. We’d love to work with you to bring this important film to your campus!