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The Hunting Ground Screening at PSU
Author: Kari Anne McDonald
Posted: October 5, 2015

Portland State University to screen critically acclaimed documentary “The Hunting Ground.” The Women’s Resource Center at Portland State University, along with the Dean of Student Life, Athletics, Veteran's Resource Center, Office of Campus Public Safety, Student Alliance for Sexual Safety, Student Health and Counseling, the Office of Global Diversity, and Inclusion, and the Cultural Resource Centers will screen “The Hunting Ground,” a 2015 documentary about sexual assaults on college campuses at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, October 20, in the Smith Memorial Student Union 238. A panel discussion follows the film. The screening is free and open to all.

“The Hunting Ground” premiered at Sundance Film Festival in January to critical acclaim. Through expert insights and first-person testimonies, the documentary follows undergraduate and graduate rape survivors pursuing both education and justice while exposing a system of institutional cover-ups, victim-blaming, and denial.

The film features former University of North Carolina (UNC) students Annie Clark and Andrea Pino, who were both raped on campus. Despite retaliation, harassment and pushback, the pair’s fight for justice led to a Title IX complaint with the federal Department of Education, Office of Civil Rights against UNC.

“The Hunting Ground” is the work of Academy Award-nominated filmmaking team Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering, who directed and produced 2012’s “The Invisible War,” which examined sexual assault in the U.S. military.

A panel discussion following the film will address awareness of sexual assault on college campuses, a discussion of policies, response, and resources available to students at PSU. The panel will include:

Domanic Thomas, Director of Conduct and Community Standards; Adrienne Graf, Interpersonal Violence Program Lead Advocate; Julie Caron, Title IX  Coordinator for PSU; Phillip Zerzan, Director of Public Safety at PSU; Harriet Cutler, PSU Student; and Alicia Printemps Herget, Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner at Student Health and Counseling Center. The panel will be moderated by Cynthia Gomez the Director of Cultural Centers and Jocelyn Wagman, Chair of the Student Alliance for Sexual Safety.

For more information about “The Hunting Ground,” visit www.thehuntinggroundfilm.com

For more information about sexual assault resources at PSU, visit pdx.edu/sexual-assault/

Media Contact: Kari Anne McDonald, Events and Publicity Coordinator, Women’s Resource Center, Portland State University, 503-725-5672, karm@pdx.edu

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