“Til it happens to you,” Lady Gaga’s new song about campus rape, serves as the backdrop to a graphic black-and-white video that includes scenes of assault, depression and victims overcoming shame.

Scene from “Til it happens to you’ video with song performed by Lady Gaga. Image via YouTube
The 5 1/4-minute video — posted Thursday and viewed 371,000 times in its first 13 hours — was released to help promote “The Hunting Ground,” a documentary about the mishandling of college rape cases.

Catherine Hardwicke of “Twilight” and “Lords of Dogtown” directed the video, which opens with scenes of assault and ends with messages of hope — including “I love myself” and “I am worthy” — etched on forearms.

“A portion of proceeds from the sale of the song will be donated to organizations helping survivors of sexual assault,” says the YouTube description.

The video calls for comments on a Facebook page and shares the toll-free number of the National Sexual Assault Hotline.

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