Film Screening: Thursday, January 11, 2018

We are honored to partner with the Joyful Heart Foundation and HBO Documentary Films to screen  #IAMEVIDENCE an important film produced by Mariska Hargitay.

Those registered for the Southwest Conference Against Trafficking will get an exclusive ticket to the film screening and reception on Thursday evening of the conference weekend.

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.

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.