The Stop! And Think! Film Series is a set of documentary/informational films meant to challenge us to think carefully about our world and the culture in which we live. Each film was selected for its relevance to the field of psychology, but also to our everyday lives. We hope to inspire a sense of greater connection to the world and each other with our discussions of the important, provocative, and contemporary issues that impact us all. Each event will include a viewing and a discussion of the film with Dr. Lisa Cravens-Brown.
Spring 2018 film selection:
The Hunting Ground
February 7, 5:00pm PS 35
The statistics are staggering. One in five women in college are sexually assaulted, yet only a fraction of these crimes are reported, and even fewer result in punishment for the perpetrators. From the intrepid team behind The Invisible War comes The Hunting Ground, a piercing, monumental exposé of rape culture on campuses, poised to light a fire under a national debate. In a tour de force of verité footage, expert insights, and first-person testimonies, the film follows undergraduate rape survivors pursuing both their education and justice, despite ongoing harassment and the devastating toll on them and their families. Since the film’s premiere at Sundance, it had been screened at the White House and hundreds of college campuses across the country. The documentary has inspired new laws in New York and California and changes in campus policies.