Extra: The Hunting Ground

April 26, 2015

I saw The Hunting Ground last night at the Loft in Tucson.* The director/documentarian is Kirby Dick, a former Tucsonan, and Emmy/Oscar nominee. The subject is sexual assault on college campuses.

The movie was deeply disturbing. It will surely affect anyone with a student in college or getting ready to go to college, but its audience should include anyone and everyone who cares about justice, and right and wrong.

The film’s primary theme is the lack of support from colleges and universities for victims. Frankly, the number of sexual assaults did not surprise me, and I was aware of a lack of support for victims on college and university campuses, but hearing the stories—from victims—and seeing reports about peer-reviewed

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