I AM EVIDENCE
From Producer Mariska Hargitay
“A SEARING LUCID film, that never shies from tough details, especially when survivors share their attacks in a POWERFUL BEARING OF WITNESS.”
About the Filmmakers:
Mariska Hargitay, Producer
Mariska Hargitay plays Lieutenant Olivia Benson on the long-running NBC series Law & Order: SVU. She is an Executive Producer and has also directed multiple episodes of the show.
She won an Emmy for Outstanding Actress in a Drama, a Golden Globe Award, and has earned an additional seven Emmy nominations, five SAG Award nominations, and two Gracie Allen Awards for American Women in Radio and Television.
Trish Adlesic, Co-Director and Producer
Trish Adlesic is an Oscar and Emmy-nominated documentary producer for her work on Gasland and Gasland Part II. She teamed with director Josh Fox and HBO to produce these seminal documentaries exposing the environmental devastation and public safety hazards of “fracking." Gasland premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2010 and Gasland Part II premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2013 to much acclaim.
Geeta Gandbhir, Co-Director and Supervising Editor
Geeta Gandbhir has been nominated for three Emmy Awards and has won two. As editor, her films have been nominated twice for an Academy Award, winning once, and has also won four Peabody Awards. Her latest feature documentary Prison Dogs, which she co-directed with Perri Peltz, premiered at the 2016 TriBeCa Film Festival.
About the Film:
I AM EVIDENCE
Directed by Trish Adlesic and Geeta Ghandbir
Run Time: 85 min.
DVD CAT#: PRDVD4615
Genre: Documentary, Investigative
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.