Faculty and staff screening of ‘The Hunting Ground’ set for May 6

​Documentary explores sexual violence on college campuses

​​Washington University in St. Louis will present a special screening of the documentary “The Hunting Ground” for faculty and staff at 3:15 p.m.Wednesday, May 6, in Room L006 of Seigle Hall. The event is free and no advance registration is required.

Directed by Kirby Dick, the film takes a critical look at sexual violence on U.S. college campuses, following the stories of two sexual assault survivors as they travel across the country to form a national support network with other survivors.

The screening will be followed by a discussion with Provost Holden Thorp, PhD; Jessica Kennedy, JD, Title IX coordinator; and Kim Webb, director of the Relationship and Sexual Violence Prevention Center, who will field questions about the issues raised by the film.

“Sexual violence is one of the most troubling issues in higher education today,” Thorp said. “By screening this film, our hope is that our faculty and staff will gain a deeper understanding of the difficult challenges universities face in supporting and protecting those affected and fostering atmospheres of safety and fairness on our campuses.”

A screening of “The Hunting Ground” was held on campus for Washington University students earlier this month.