I Am Evidence

PRESENTED BY: Meaningful Movies Tacoma
6:30 PM, Friday, January 25, 2019 PST
Location: Tacoma - CSL (click for map)

NOTE NEW LOCATION! This film exposes the alarming number of untested rape kits in the U.S. 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.

In this film, we seek to send a clear message to survivors that they matter, that we as a 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.

Release Year: 2017

Running Time: 1 hr 29 min

Director: Trish Adlesic, Geeta Gandbhir

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  1. Pj
    #1 Pj 21 January, 2019, 23:30

    Are there any organizations currently working to lobby Washington state for funding or other action? I’m ready to help.

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    • France
      France 26 January, 2019, 12:05

      Hi, Pj. Washington State National Organization for Women (Seattle NOW may be the closest to you)

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    • Diane
      Diane 28 January, 2019, 17:57

      Hello PJ. Rep. Tina Orwall has HB 1166 that will provide funding from the legislature to increase the staff and facility of WSP Forensic Lab in Vancouver, WA. Please send letters to your representative to support HB 1166. If you are in Seattle, check the King County Sexual Assault Center for more info.

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