More Than 1,000 Requests From Colleges For Screenings Of 'The Hunting Ground'

03/03/2015 05:17 pm ET | Updated Mar 03, 2015

More than 1,000 requests from colleges and universities have come in to host screenings of "The Hunting Ground," a new documentary examining how higher education institutions handle sexual assault on campus, the filmmakers told The Huffington Post on Tuesday.

Fifty-two higher education institutions already confirmed with RADiUS, the film's distributor, that they will host screenings on their campuses. That list includes several colleges under federal investigation due to concerns with how they've handled reports of sexual violence, including Brown University, the University of Virginia, Iowa State University, Dartmouth College, Johns Hopkins University, the University of Colorado-Boulder, the University of Kansas and Columbia University.

"The Hunting Ground" examines several college student sexual assault cases, including that of Erica Kinsman, who reported Florida State University quarterback Jameis Winston for rape in December 2012. The film then tracks how Annie E. Clark and Andrea Pino, two University of North Carolina graduates, worked with other activists to file federal complaints accusing universities of mishandling rape. The U.S. Department of Education is currently investigating how 97 colleges responded to sexual violence reports.

"With more than 1,000 invitations to screen 'The Hunting Ground' on college campuses across the country, it’s a promising sign of leadership and courage inside the ranks of higher education," filmmakers Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering wrote in a statement to HuffPost.

"The Hunting Ground" debuted at the Sundance Film Festival in January, hit New York and Los Angeles theaters last weekend and will air on CNN later this year.

Dick and Ziering are the Academy Award-nominated team behind "The Invisible War," a 2012 documentary about sexual assault in the military.

Another documentary about campus rape, "It Happened Here," is also being screened on college campuses in conjunction with the White House's "It's On Us" anti-sexual violence campaign.

The following schools have confirmed they will host screenings of "The Hunting Ground," according to Dick and Ziering:

  • Brown University
  • Claremont McKenna College
  • Trinity College
  • Rutgers University
  • University of Delaware
  • Augustana College
  • Montana State University
  • University of San Francisco
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • California Institute of the Arts
  • Southern Oregon University
  • California State Polytechnic University Pomona
  • University of Iowa
  • University of South Carolina Upstate
  • University of Virginia
  • Loyola University New Orleans
  • Tulane University
  • Iowa State University
  • Spring Hill College
  • Ball State University
  • Assumption College
  • Adams State University
  • Bucknell University
  • Loyola Marymount University
  • Union College
  • California State University, Fresno
  • Dartmouth College
  • Lycoming College
  • Columbia Business School
  • Loyola University Chicago
  • College of DuPage
  • Lafayette College
  • University of Massachusetts, Lowell
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • University of North Carolina, Wilmington
  • Central Oregon Community College
  • Georgetown University Law Center
  • University of Colorado, Boulder
  • California State University
  • Santa Monica College
  • High Point University
  • University of St. Thomas
  • University of Kansas
  • Stanford University
  • University of Colorado, Denver
  • University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
  • Walla Walla Community College
  • George Mason University
  • Southern Oregon University
  • Columbia University
  • Northwestern University
  • College of William & Mary

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