Two new documentaries about students’ efforts to raise awareness about campus sexual assault are being shown this week, The Huffington Post reports.
The Hunting Ground follows, among others, the former University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill students Andrea Pino and Annie Clark, who are prominent advocates for federal intervention on campuses that fail survivors of sexual assault. The film, by the Academy Award-nominated director Kirby Dick, is set to be shown on Friday at the Sundance Film Festival. Here’s the trailer:
It Happened Here, directed by the Emmy Award-nominee Lisa F. Jackson, follows students at Amherst College, Vanderbilt University, and the University of Connecticut who spoke out about their sexual-assault cases. It was shown on Wednesday on the TV network Pivot, and will be screened on campuses as part of the Obama administration’s “It’s On Us” campaign. Here’s the trailer: