Diane Warren shares the powerful impact of her and Lady Gaga's 'Til It Happens to You' from 'The Hunting Ground' Documentary
Songwriter Diane Warren recently spoke with the SoundWorks Collection about her collaboration with Lady Gaga about their song, 'Til It Happens to You' which was featured in the 2015 campus rape documentary The Hunting Ground, which carries an empowering message for survivors of sexual assault.
ABOUT 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.
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.
ABOUT DIANE WARREN:
Diane Warren is considered to be one of the most prolific and successful contemporary songwriters of our time. A quick glance at her list of Top 10 Hits reveals a range of musical genres and styles so diverse it's difficult to believe the songs could have come from the same person; yet, they did. In fact, Diane continues endlessly to pour forth songs that keep climbing to the top of the charts.