Author Archives: The Hunting Ground

The Truth About Statistics of Sexual Assault in College


This is an excerpt from “The Hunting Ground: The Inside Story of Sexual Assault on American College Campuses”, a companion piece to the documentary film. — There’s been a great deal of debate around the statistics of the prevalence of sexual assault on college campuses, particularly the figure that 1 in 5 or more women […]

From the makers of The Hunting Ground: Thank You


When we started making our first film about sexual assault, The Invisible War, we were told time and again not to bother. The world, they said, had other interests and priorities—and sexual assault was not one of them. We are gratified and even somewhat astonished to write that now, two films and six years later, […]

It’s on Us to See Act Stop


As The Hunting Ground played in theaters, and was screened at universities, state legislatures, and at the White House, we started to hear from more and more people who wanted to do more than just watch. They wanted to take action and work to stop sexual assault on campus. So we helped create an online […]

The Hunting Ground Book


Today, we’re happy to announce the release of our book The Hunting Ground: The Inside Story of Sexual Assault on American College Campuses. This companion piece tells the story behind the film and takes a deeper look at the epidemic of sexual assault on our nation’s campuses. You will find compelling essays by leading experts; […]

Students Stand Against Sexual Assault


There are so many amazing organizations and individuals mobilizing for sexual assault awareness month. We wanted to take this time to acknowledge the student activists who have worked so hard to stand up for survivors. College students have been speaking out about sexual assault experiences and it has led to an unprecedented wave of activism, […]

We’re Streaming


The Hunting Ground is now available on Netflix. Our mission since we finished the film has been to sound the alarm on campus sexual assault as loudly as our voices will carry. We’ve had more than 1,000 campus screenings and a CNN broadcast to that end. And now a truly massive audience has a chance […]

13th Student Files Sexual Assault Lawsuit Against Harvard

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Yet another sexual assault survivor has spoken up about Harvard’s failure to keep her safe. Alyssa Leader is the thirteenth Harvard student to file a Title IX lawsuit against the school, alleging that Harvard repeatedly ignored her reports of assault and even housed her with her attacker. The school has a legal duty to support […]

Denying the Truth about the Epidemic of College Sexual Assault


This op-ed by Amy Ziering and Kirby Dick originally appeared in the Guardian.  Much as there are people who deny the existence of climate change, or the public health value of vaccines, there are those who have tried to cast doubt on the incontrovertible: sexual assaults are rampant on our college campuses. Deniers insist that key […]