Kirby Dick’s “Hunting Ground” to get int’l bow at Doc Soup

Kirby Dick's campus sex abuse doc The Hunting Ground (pictured) is to enjoy its international premiere in Toronto next month at Hot Docs' monthly screening series Doc Soup.
February 9, 2015

Kirby Dick’s campus sex abuse doc The Hunting Ground (pictured) is to enjoy its international premiere in Toronto next month at Hot Docs’ monthly screening series Doc Soup.

The doc – which had its world premiere in January at the Sundance Film Festival, where Dick and producer Amy Ziering also discussed the film – aims to expose various sexual assault cases across U.S. campuses and is billed as “an indictment of campus rape culture.”

The Doc Soup program is an initiative by the Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival to bring Canadian and international docs to theaters in both Toronto and Calgary.

The film will screen at the Bloor Hot Docs Cinema on March 4 at 6:30 p.m. and 9:15 p.m. and again on March 5 at 6:45 p.m. An as-yet-unnamed “special guest” is set to attend and answer questions about the doc following the screening.

The Hunting Ground is slated to air on CNN this fall, after its theatrical release through Radius-TWC on March 20. As previously reported, the doc has been acquired by broadcasters in France, Denmark, Israel, Norway and Belgium.

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