The Cleveland International Film Festival promotes artistically and culturally significant film arts through education and exhibition to enrich the life of the community.
Country: United States
Run Time: 85 minutes
I AM EVIDENCE exposes the shocking number of untested rape kits in the United States today. Despite the power of DNA to solve and prevent crimes, hundreds of thousands of kits containing potentially crucial DNA evidence languish untested in police evidence storage rooms across the country. Behind each of these kits lies an individual’s unresolved sexual assault case. Produced by Mariska Hargitay, I AM EVIDENCE follows stories of survivors who have waited years for their kits to be tested, as well as the law enforcement officials who are leading the charge to work through the backlog and pursue long-awaited justice in these cases. The film reveals the high cost of the lingering lassitude surrounding rape investigations in this country, and the positive effects of treating survivors with the respect they deserve and an opportunity for justice. —HBO Documentary Films
Saturday, April 07, 2018 at 7:40 PM
Sunday, April 08, 2018 at 12:30 PM
Women of the World
Local Heroes Competition
Reel Women Direct Award for Excellence in Directing by a Woman
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Evidence Matters: Healing and Justice for Sexual Assault Survivors
Trish Adlesic, Geeta Gandbhir
Trish Adlesic is an Academy Award® and Emmy-nominated documentary producer for her work on “Gasland” and “Gasland Part II,” which exposed the environmental devastation and public safety hazard of fracking. Director and editor Geeta Gandbhir has won numerous awards, including two Emmys. Films she has edited have been nominated twice for the Academy Award®, winning once. Her films have also won four Peabody Awards.
I AM EVIDENCE (2017)
HBO Documentary Films