The 2018 festival will take place Nov. 1-11, 2018. Below is information regarding the 2017 festival.

I Am Evidence

Schedule

Wednesday, Nov. 8 at 6:30pm

A powerful indictment of the criminal-justice system’s seeming indifference to the crime of rape, “I Am Evidence” exposes the shockingly large number of untested rape kits in the United States today. Despite the power of DNA to solve and prevent crimes, hundreds of thousands of kits containing potentially crucial DNA evidence languish untested in police evidence storage rooms across the country. Behind each of these kits lies an individual’s unresolved sexual-assault case. Produced by “Law & Order: SVU’s” Mariska Hargitay — who also appears in the documentary — “I Am Evidence” tells the stories of survivors who have waited years for their kits to be tested and chronicles the efforts of the law-enforcement officials who are leading the charge to work through the backlog and pursue long-awaited justice in these cases. The film reveals the high cost of the lingering lassitude surrounding rape investigations in this country, and the positive effects of treating survivors with the respect they deserve.

2017
87 min.

Directed by

Trish Adlesic & Geeta Gandbhir

Country

U.S.

Film Category

Leon & Mary Strauss Documentary Spotlight Race in America: The Black Experience Women in Film Spotlight

Subject

African American Class Issues Policing/Criminal Justice Women's Issues
With co-director Adlesic and subject Kym L. Worthy, prosecutor of Wayne County, Mich.

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