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Behind every rape kit is a survivor waiting for justice that may never come. Each day, thousands of kits containing potentially vital DNA evidence languish untested in police and crime lab storage units across the United States. Many have sat untouched for years, long past the statute of limitations for sexual assault. How could such a backlog happen? What can we do to fix it?
I AM EVIDENCE explores these questions through the experiences of four survivors as they trace the fates of their own rape kits and navigate the criminal justice process. Produced by Mariska Hargitay and HBO, the documentary illuminates unconscionable and systemic failures that have impeded the pursuit of justice and those individuals who are working tirelessly to end the backlog.
Co-sponsored by the Higgins School of Humanities and Women’s and Gender Studies at Clark University