A Feminist Survival Guide to Seattle
When: Sunday, April 19th-Thursday, April 23rd
Where: Egyptian Cinema, 805 E Pine Street
Cost: $12, buy tickets here
SIFF description: The Hunting Ground takes audiences straight to the heart of a shocking epidemic of violence and institutional cover-ups sweeping college campuses across America through a scorching exposé of the prevalence of sexual assault at bastions of higher learning – and of the powerful interests that re-victimize vulnerable students while shielding perpetrators.
Weaving together verité footage and first-person testimonies to tell the real-life horror stories that have become all too common, the film also uncovers an alarming effort on the part of universities and colleges to downplay and deny sexual assaults on their campuses to keep crime statistics low and public approval high.
The film also highlights two courageous survivors turned activists, Andrea Pino and Annie Clark, who are striking back with an innovative legal strategy that has ignited a national debate over campus assaults, and have created a meaningful support network for young women who refuse to remain silent.