I Am Evidence

PRESENTED BY: West Seattle Meaningful Movies
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7:00 PM, Saturday, February 2, 2019
Location: West Seattle, WA (click for map)

Despite the power of DNA to solve and prevent crimes, hundreds of thousands of rape kits–containing potentially crucial DNA evidence–languish untested in police property rooms across the country. Over 6,500 are here in Washington State. Each of the kits represents a survivor still waiting for justice.

I AM EVIDENCE tells the story of four survivors whose rape kits went untested for years. It follows them as they navigate their way through the criminal justice system and learn that, so often, the system is broken. The film reveals how we have treated the crime of sexual assault in this country and shows the positive results when perpetrators are held accountable and survivors are given the opportunity to heal.

Special Guests: Captain Monica Alexander, with the Washington State Patrol, will speak briefly after the film and answer questions during the discussion. She is the person in Washington State law enforcement taking the lead in getting the rape kits tested.

Release Year: 2017

Running Time: 89 minutes

Director: Trish Adlesic and Geeta Gandbhir

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