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Campus Rape Doc ‘The Hunting Ground’ Screens at The White House

Campus Rape Doc 'The Hunting Ground' Screens at The White House

The much anticipated documentary, “The Hunting Ground,” which tackles on-campus sexual assault at major universities, has been invited to screen at The White House.

Tina Then, Assistant to the President and Executive Director of the White House Council on Women and Girls hosted a special screening for White House staff, Senators Kristen Gillibrand and Claire McCaskill, U.S. Representative Sean Maloney, area students and community members last night. Directors Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering (“The Invisible War”) were in attendance as well as Andrea Pino and Annie Clark, two of the film’s subjects.

The film premiered at the Sundance Film Festival last month. The wrenching story weaves together verité footage and first-person testimonies as Dick and Ziering follow survivors simultaneously pursuing their education while fighting for justice — despite harsh retaliation, harassment and pushback at every level.

READ MORE: Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering on Exposing the Horrifying Campus Rape Epidemic in ‘The Hunting Ground’

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