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Kirby  Dick

Kirby Dick

Documentary Film Director


Kirby Dick is a two time Emmy-award winning and two-time Academy award-nominated documentary film director. His most recent film, The Hunting Ground, a monumental exposé of rape culture on college campuses— premiered at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival, was released by Radius and CNN, is the 2016 recipient of the Producer’s Guild of America’s Stanley Kramer Award, shortlisted for the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature, and was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Original Song. Read More >

His previous film, The Invisible War, a groundbreaking investigation into the epidemic of rape within the US military, won two Emmy Awards for Best Documentary and Outstanding Investigative Journalism, the 2012 Independent Spirit Award 2012 for Best Documentary, a Peabody Award, and was nominated for an Academy Award. He also directed Twist of Faith, the story of a man confronting the trauma of his past sexual abuse by a Catholic priest, which was also nominated for an Academy Award.

Other films include Outrage, nominated for an Emmy Award for Outstanding Investigative Journalism; This Film Is Not Yet Rated, a breakthrough investigation of the MPAA’s secretive film ratings system; and Derrida, a complex portrait of the world-renowned French philosopher Jacques Derrida. He is the 2012 recipient of the Nestor Almendros Prize for Courage and Filmmaking and the 2013 Ridenhour Documentary Film Prize. He is currently completing a new original investigative feature for Netflix and is in the early stages of production on a Hollywood Assaults film. Read Less ^

Speaker Videos

The Hunting Ground - Impact Reel

Invisible War - Impact Reel

The Invisible War – Trailer

The Hunting Ground - Official Trailer

Speech Topics

REEL/Real Impact

In-depth talk about the power of film to effect meaningful and transformative change via case studies of the policy and cultural transformations effected by The Invisible War and/or The Hunting Ground.

Activism 2.0

A remarkable story of how filmmakers could alter the national discourse on an issue long deemed intractable.

Feminism & Gender in Films

The difference gender makes behind the scenes and on the screen - analysis of the problem, it’s effects and practical solutions.