THE HUNTING GROUND
THE HUNTING GROUND premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2015 and was part of Good Pitch Australia 2015. A critically acclaimed feature documentary that chronicles the personal stories of students who have been sexually assaulted on American university campuses. Interweaving observational footage, expert insights and first-person testimonies, the film follows survivors pursuing both their education and justice in the face of institutional failure to respond effectively and appropriately to their reports.
Shark Island Institute implemented the Australian outreach campaign with a group of stakeholders, screening the film, providing materials and resulting in the 2017 Australian Human Rights Commission national survey regarding prevalence of assault at Australian universities, a national report on those survey results, and the comparative research report ‘On Safe Ground’ providing a good practice guide for universities.