Schools ignored these rape survivors. So they stood up and spoke out.

In the last few years, the issue of sexual assault on college campuses has taken the media by storm.

We've seen survivors carry mattresses as a form of protest. We've heard college survivors speak out.

Now, there's a movie coming out.

The documentary's name is "The Hunting Ground," and it was made by the same team who made "The Invisible War," a documentary investigating sexual assault in the military.

"The Hunting Ground" talks to college survivors who tried reporting their assaults to universities ...

... universities that did nothing to help to bring them justice.

In many cases, colleges let the perpetrators off the hook.

Let me clarify again, this is a DOCUMENTARY. This is real reporting and investigating, not a fictional movie.

Watch the trailer to find out more.

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