I Am Evidence

MNFF Winter Screening Series

Sunday, Feb. 18

The powerful documentary I Am Evidence exposes the alarming number of untested rape kits in the United States through a character–driven narrative, bringing much needed attention to the disturbing pattern of how the criminal justice system has historically treated sexual assault survivors.
Why is there a rape kit backlog? What can we do to fix the problem? This film explores these questions through survivors’ experiences as they trace the fates of their kits and re-engage in the criminal justice process. I Am Evidence illuminates how the system has impeded justice while also highlighting those who are leading the charge to work through the backlog and pursue long-awaited justice in these cases.

This courageous film seeks to send a clear message to survivors that they matter, that the nation will do everything possible to bring them a path to healing and justice, and that their perpetrators will be held accountable for their crimes.

I AM EVIDENCE won the 2017 Audience Award for Best Documentary at Provincetown International Film Festival and at Traverse City Film Festival.
Trish Adlesic, the director of I AM EVIDENCE, will attend the screening which will be introduced by noted Vermont filmmaker Bess O’Brien. Bess will also lead a Q&A with Trish Adlesic following the screening. 

2:00 pm

$12 + $1 preservation fee