Monday, February 22, 2016

Portage Library to host film exposé of rape culture on U.S. campuses, with panel discussion, March 1

HOUGHTON -- The Portage Lake District Library will host a screening of the film The Hunting Ground at 6 p.m., followed by a panel discussion at 7:45 p.m., on Tuesday, March 1.

Produced by the directors of The Invisible War, a documentary about sexual assault in the United States military, The Hunting Ground presents a startling exposé of rape culture on U.S. campuses, institutional cover-ups, and the brutal social toll on victims and their families. Weaving together actual footage and first-person testimonies, the film follows survivors as they pursue their education while fighting for justice. This film was shown at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival.

The film will be followed by a question and answer discussion with panelists from the Michigan Technological University Department of Institutional Equity and Inclusion/Title IX, the Barbara Kettle Gundlach Shelter Home, and Dial Help, Inc.

All library programs are free and everyone is invited. For more information please call the library at 482-4570 or send an email to

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