'For 1 in 5 women, their dream school will become a nightmare.' RADiUS and CNN Films lift the lid on America's dirty little secret in the first trailer for the haunting documentary The Hunting Ground. This startling look at the rampant violence spreading across colleges around the country will have its world premiere on Friday, Jaunary 23rd as part of the Sundance Film Festival. It then opens in select theaters nationwide on March 20.

From the makers of 2012's The Invisible War comes a shocking expose of rape crimes on US campuses, their institutional cover-ups, and the devastating toll they take on students and their families. Weaving together verite footage and first person testimonies, the film follows the lives of several undergraduate assault survivors as they attempt to pursue - despite incredible push back, harassment and traumatic aftermath - both their education and justice.

Sometimes hard to stomach, The Hunting Ground opens the lid on what is happening with our next generation, as violence against women continues to escalate around the United States. Take a look at the first raw footage from The Hunting Ground, then make sure to mark this as one of the must see documentary in 2015.

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