Reviews are mixed on Chris Rock’s job as host of the 2016 Oscars, however everyone seems to be in agreement that Lady Gaga’s performance of ‘Til It Happens to You’ was one of the show’s most memorable segments. Lady Gaga looked classy, dressed in white and seated at a piano as she delivered an emotional, heart-wrenching performance of the Oscar nominated song from The Hunting Ground. She was joined on stage by 50 survivors of rape and sexual assaults who bravely took the stage in front of 30+ million people worldwide to help get the film’s message across.
Members of the star-studded audience were in tears during and immediately after Lady Gaga’s performance.
Details on The Hunting Ground: “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 Campus Assaults, 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.
Scrutinizing the gamut of elite Ivies, state universities, and small colleges, filmmakers Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering reveal an endemic system of institutional cover-ups, rationalizations, victim-blaming, and denial that creates perfect storm conditions for predators to prey with impunity. Meanwhile, the film captures mavericks Andrea Pino and Annie Clark, survivors who are taking matters into their own hands—ingeniously employing Title IX legal strategy to fight back and sharing their knowledge among a growing, unstoppable network of young women who will no longer be silent.”