“The Hunting Ground” Brings Campus Assaults to the Big Screen

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After leaving the audience at Sundance gasping
last month, The Hunting Ground, a new film by Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering, will open in New York and Los Angeles on February 27, followed by a national rollout in March and April.

The film features the stories of several survivors of campus sexual assault as they pursue action against their assailants while balancing their lives as college students and their own recovery.

Among the cases explored is that of Jameis Winston, the Heisman Trophy winner expected to be taken near the top of the NFL draft on April 30. Erica Kinsman, who accused Winston of rape, speaks at length about the case in the documentary.

Following its theatrical release, CNN will air The Hunting Ground later this year.

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RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network) is the nation's largest anti-sexual violence organization and was named one of "America's 100 Best Charities" by Worth magazine. RAINN created and operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline (800.656.HOPE and online.rainn.org) in partnership with more than 1,000 local rape crisis centers across the country and operates the DoD Safe Helpline for the Department of Defense. The hotlines have helped more than two million people since 1994. RAINN also carries out programs to prevent sexual violence, help victims and ensure that rapists are brought to justice. For more information about RAINN, please visit rainn.org.

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