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Kirby Dick      

Academy- and Emmy Award-Nominated Documentary Director; Best Known for "The Invisible War" & "The Hunting Ground"

Kirby Dick is an Academy- and Emmy Award-nominated documentary director. His most recent film, "The Hunting Ground," was released in February, 2015. The documentary is an exposé of rape crimes on U.S. college campuses, their institutional cover-ups, and the devastating toll they take on students and their families.

Another of Dick's films, "The Invisible War," entailed a groundbreaking investigation into the epidemic of rape in the U.S. military and won the Audience Award at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival. Released by Cinedigm/Documara, the film helped influence the Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta to announce some important policy changes.

In 2009, Dick was nominated for an Emmy for "Outrage" (released by Magnolia Pictures), a searing indictment of the hypocrisy of powerful, closeted politicians and the political and media institutions that protect them.

In 2006, he directed "This Film Is Not Yet Rated," released by IFC Films. A breakthrough investigation of the highly secretive MPAA film ratings system, the film compelled the MPAA to make long overdue changes in the way it rates films.

Dick's prior film, "Twist of Faith," is the powerful story of a man confronting the trauma of his past sexual abuse by a Catholic priest. Produced for HBO, the film received a 2004 Academy Award nomination for Best Documentary Feature.

Dick's other films include "Derrida," a complex portrait of the world-renowned French philosopher Jacques Derrida, which won the Golden Gate Award at the San Francisco Film Festival, and the internationally acclaimed "Sick: The Life & Death of Bob Flanagan, Supermasochist," which won the Special Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival and the Grand Prize at the Los Angeles Film Festival.

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Independent Lens | Awards and Accolades | PBS

Here is a partial list of awards bestowed upon Independent Lens films over the years: Academy Award Nominations. The Invisible War by Kirby Dick — Best ...

'Hunting Ground' Director Counters University Backlash: Film is "Completely Accurate"

"Unlike Rolling Stone, not a single case that we featured in the film has been discredited as being untrue," director Kirby Dick writes in a guest column for The Hollywood Reporter.

How Florida State Covered Up Two Rape Reports Against Jameis ...

How Florida State Covered Up Two Rape Reports Against Jameis Winston. 03/ 11/2016 02:43 pm ET | Updated Mar 14, 2016. 450. Kirby Dick Filmmaker, “The ...

A survivor's bravery and a nation -- finally -- ready to listen - ABC News

"We are witnessing and living through a historic shift in the national conversation about sexual assault," Kirby Dick, "The Hunting Ground" director, said in an ...

'The Hunting Ground,' campus rape documentary from CNN ...

"The Hunting Ground" producer Amy Ziering and director Kirby Dick. ... “The Hunting Ground,” directed by Kirby Dirk and produced by Amy Ziering, generated  ...

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