WHO: Amy Ziering, an Academy Award®-nominated and two-time Emmy Award®-winning documentary filmmaker; producer of The Hunting Ground. The Hunting Ground premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, inciting heated debates, campus protests, and a probe on universities throughout the country launched by the U.S. Department of Education.
WHAT: The Survive 2 Thrive Foundation will host a screening of The Hunting Ground, and panel discussion with producer, Amy Ziering. The Hunting Ground is a documentary which focuses on the three-year investigation into the rampant phenomenon of college rapes. While Variety is reporting that it is on the short list for an Oscar nomination, it has already won the Producers Guild of America’s 2016 Stanley Kraemer Award and has been nominated for that group’s top documentary award. Since its release by Radius-TWC on Feb. 27, 2016, The Hunting Ground has also been commended for its original song “Til It Happens to You,” written by Lady Gaga and Diane Warren.
WHEN: Friday, June 24, and Saturday, June 25, 2016, 7p.m.
WHERE: Alamo Drafthouse, 1120 S. Lamar, Austin, Texas 78704
WHY: Courtney Santana, founder of the hosting organization, Survive 2 Thrive Foundation, said that this was an important film to be shown in Central Texas because there are more than 10 colleges and Universities located in the area. “In 2006 alone,300,000 college women reported being raped, and in 2011, more than 18.000 Texans reported a sexual assault, with more than 1000 of those cases taking place just in Travis and Williamson counties. These are numbers that we just can’t ignore,” Santana stated.
Amy Ziering Interview Availability
By Phone: Monday, June 20 through Wednesday, June 22 12p.m.=6p.m. (CST).
In person: Friday, June 24, 10a.m.-2p.m.
SURVIVE2THRIVE FOUNDATION: Survive2Thrive is working to provide a national dynamic ecosystem of life-saving resources for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault who have been on a waiting list for assistance. The organization’s goal is to provide continuing education, tools, and support to survivors who have recently left their local emergency shelter.
For more information on the screening visit www.HuntingGroundAustin.com or email Courtney Santana at email@example.com.