I AM EVIDENCE

Spotlight Documentary

World Premiere

USA | 89 MINUTES

I AM EVIDENCE

Female Director(s), Documentary, NY Director(s), First Time Filmmaker
Every year, thousands of rape kits containing DNA evidence are left untested by police around the country. Over 175,000 kits have been uncovered to date, resting in backlogs and storage facilities, each of them an unsolved case. Currently, only eight states (Georgia, Colorado, Illinois, Kentucky, Texas, Pennsylvania, Ohio and New York) have passed laws requiring that rape kits be tested by police. As a result, decades worth of kits have been shelved, perpetrators remaining free and victims ignored, the potentially crucial evidence left to languish.

Produced by Mariska Hargitay, I AM EVIDENCE takes an intimate look at this widespread problem and its consequences. By taking a step closer, it gives access to the reality that hides behind these daunting statistics. In victims’ accounts of their assaults and the serious consequences they suffer, we see the people behind the numbers. Shining through is the hope of a different future, brought to reality by the extraordinary efforts of people like prosecutor Kym Worthy to combat this issue. Not only have cases been solved, but perpetrators have been prosecuted and justice served.

—Liza Domnitz

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CAST & CREDITS

Directed by Geeta Gandbhir and Trish Adlesic

Trish Adlesic brings more than 20 years experience in narrative filmmaking to her documentaries. Following her Oscar® nomination for Gasland, Adlesic went on to produce Gasland Part II, which was nominated for an Emmy®. Geeta Gandbhir co-directed A Journey of A Thousand Miles: Peacekeepers with Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy. She has won two Emmy Awards® and been nominated for a third.
Director
Trish Adlesic, Geeta Gandbhir
Cinematographer
Tony Hardmon, Nadia Hallgren
Editor
Geeta Gandbhir, Viridiana Lieberman, Richard Hankin
Composer
Wendy Blackstone
Executive Producer
Sheila Nevins, Sukey & Mike Novogratz, Regina Scully, Maile Zambuto, Lauran & Myrna Bromley, Marc Levin
Producer
Mariska Hargitay, Trish Adlesic, Nancy Abraham

CONTACTS

Press Contact
Amy Grey
Dish Communications
Toluca Lake, CA 91610
Phone: 818 508 1000
amyg@dishcommunications.com
Print Source
Trish Adlesic
SHELVED LLC
Brooklyn, NY 11205
Phone: 917 697 4404
rubyriverproductions@gmail.com
US Sales Contact
Trish Adlesic
SHELVED LLC
Brooklyn, NY 11205
Phone: 917 697 4404
rubyriverproductions@gmail.com
International Sales Contact
Trish Adlesic
SHELVED LLC
Brooklyn, NY 11205
Phone: 917 697 4404
rubyriverproductions@gmail.com