Friday March 06, 2015

The Hunting Ground: Kirby Dick's scathing look at rape on campus

Kirby Dick brings "The Hunting Ground" to Studio Q 21:04

Listen 19:18

Oscar-nominated filmmaker Kirby Dick‚Äč (The Invisible War) joins guest host Talia Schlanger to discuss The Hunting Ground, his new documentary about sexual assault on university campuses.

The film takes a stark look at the struggles sexual assault survivors face in seeking justice, and why they often feel grossly let down by the educational institutions that are supposed to protect them. 

"We quickly realized that this was not a problem on just a few campuses," says Dick. "We could have just randomly chosen a school and made a feature film on it, and we would have had enough material to make a very powerful film."

*Click on the listen button above to hear the full segment (audio runs 19:18)