Students attended a screening of “The Hunting Ground” Monday at 3:30 p.m. in Ahmanson Lecture Hall. The screening was requested by a student.
The movie is a documentary about the issue of sexual assault on college campuses. The creators of the film believe that colleges do not adequately address sexual assault cases as they should.
“The Hunting Ground” is directed by Kirby Dick and produced by Amy Ziering. The film debuted at the Sundance Film Festival in 2015.
The Ahmanson screening was followed by a brief discussion about sexual assault.
The discussion was facilitated by upper school psychologist Kavita Ajmere.
“I think it is important to educate girls and boys and parents about sexual assault and rape, not just on college campuses, but how it can happen in other places as well,” Assistant to the Head of Upper School Michelle Bracken said.
Last year, a similar screening was held for seniors and their parents.
“I’m really happy that they’re doing this and the self-defense workshop because it’s time that schools warn their students about harassment on college campuses and that they fight against it while the kids are still in high school,” Megan Cohen ’17 said.
Bracken and Ajmere ran the event.