The Hunting Ground
A film based on rapes and sexual assault on college campus
Purpose & Thesis
The film 'The Hunting Ground' has succeeded in achieving its purpose of exposing universities and how they treat victims with Interview with real victims, showing what happens when an athlete is involved with a rape and showing a short video of punishments schools have given for being guilty of rape and sexual assault.
This poster depicts a young women walking to her dorm alone in the dark with a sign that says "Welcome Freshmen!".
These are the girls depicted in the film fighting university to give rape and sexual assault victims a voice and to help take down the individual that has committed the crime.
Many protesters have stood in front of university for rape awareness with signs saying "Rape happens here", "Screw your fake concerns" and "Rape is rape".
Example One: The Interviews
Example Two: The Athletes
Similarly, wen an athlete is being accused of a crime it is against campus rules for the campus police to approach the player in any sport stadium, locker room, during practice or class. The campus police cannot even approach the coach to obtain information on where the player might be.
The star football player that was accused of rape. Today he still plays football as if the rape has never happened
Protesters at a Florida football game hold up a sign that says "Hey Winston, No means no".
The Victim and the Accused
The victim, Erica Kingsmen, was featured in the film "The Hunting Ground" and shared what has happened to her.
Example Three: Directors Impact
In the film the director, Kirby Dick, has made an impact with the film and with how the movie affects the viewers. For example, in the film Kamilah Willingham, a victim of a rape in Harvard, talks about her experience and how the school handled the situation. When she has spoken with the dean of students they processed to tell her to keep quiet about the rape and not to speak about it. After speaking about her experience, in the film they began to play advertisements for Harvard and how Harvard is depicted by society as a high class school with not problem what so ever. Also, as the film begins it seems to be a horror film.