Activist and actress Mariska Hargitay investigates the alarming backlog of untested rape kits that have denied justice to survivors of sexual assault for decades. Over 175,000 untested kits have been uncovered to date. As a result, perpetrators remaining free, victims ignored, and the potentially crucial evidence left to languish. Telling the story of four courageous women whose kits went untested for years, I Am Evidence reveals pervasive problems within the U.S. criminal justice system and sends a powerful message that this travesty must be stopped.
Q&A session to follow with directors Trish Adlesic and Geeta Gandbhir
Trish Adlesic is an Oscar and Emmy-nominated documentary producer for her work on Gasland and Gasland Part II, which expose the environmental devastation and public safety hazards of fracking. She has over 20 years of experience working in narrative filmmaking.
Geeta Gandbhir has been nominated for three Emmy Awards and has won two. As an editor, her films have been nominated twice for an Academy Award, winning once, and have also won three Peabody Awards.