Fairfax: Panel Discussion to Follow Film on College Rape Crime

Fairfax: Panel Discussion to Follow Film on College Rape Crime

“The Hunting Ground” tells the story of a number of college students who survived sexual assault. After a free screening on the campus of George Mason University, sponsored by Del. Eileen Filler-Corn (D-41), there will be a panel discussion by several experts on the subject matter.

“I look forward to providing our community with the opportunity to view this acclaimed film,” Filler-Corn said in a statement. “The Hunting Ground” appeared at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival.

“It provides an exposé of sexual assaults on college campuses,” she said. “This is an issue that I have been working on for several years in the General Assembly, including legislation passed this year.”

Filler-Corn introduced House Bill 1343 at the General Assembly earlier this year that dealt with college campus police departments and reporting sexual assaults.

Admission to the screening is free, though contributions are encouraged and will be donated to the Fairfax County Domestic Violence Action Center in memory of domestic abuse victim advocate Grace Mann.

The screening is scheduled to take place Wednesday, June 10 at 7 p.m. in the Johnson Center Cinema at George Mason University.

For more information, visit www.thehuntinggroundfilm.com. To RSVP, email eileen@eileenfillercorn.com or call 571-249-3453.