‘Hunting Ground’ showing Thursday at World Theatre

KEARNEY – UNK welcomes students, faculty and staff to a free movie-night screening of “The Hunting Ground,” a new documentary about campus sexual assaults.

The movie will be shown at 6:30 p.m. Thursday (Sept. 17) at The World Theatre, 2318 Central Ave., followed by a panel discussion about sexual assault, focusing on prevention and bystander intervention.

Free tickets for the event can be picked up at the Nebraskan Student Union Welcome Desk prior to the event, or at the World doors Thursday night. Buses are available to transport students from 5:40-6:30 p.m. from the east side of the Union, returning following the program.

The movie is “a startling expose of sexual assault on U.S. campuses, institutional cover-ups and the brutal social toll on victims and their families,” according to the Bystander Intervention Committee. The committee is co-sponsoring the event with Loper Nites and the Division of Student Affairs.

UNK representatives will be on hand to provide information to students on the university’s resources for victims of sexual assault and about Title IX, and a new resource, a website called “Think Why.”

Oscar-nominated filmmakers Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering directed and produced “The Hunting Ground,” a selection of the Sundance Film Festival. Colleges and universities across the country have begun showing the film as a precursor to conversations about rape and sexual assault, Title IX, self-protection and women’s rights.

Questions about the movie can be directed to Wendy Schardt, director of UNK Counseling and Health Care, at 308-865-8047



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