Films Over Violence, Summer Series
In collaboration with the Joyful Heart Foundation, LA County Women and Girls Initiative, YWCA Greater Los Angeles, Jenesse Center, Inc., the East LA Women's Center, Center for the Pacific Asian Family and Strength United, Peace Over Violence invites you to a special evening screening of, "I AM EVIDENCE." This film brings together, survivors and advocates from all over the nation, including Peace Over Violence Executive Director, Patti Giggans, to expose 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.
This film seeks 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.
About the Films Over Violence, Summer Series
This series features short and full length films that address issues of sexual and intimate partner violence, their impact on society and efforts to uplift survivors’ experiences around the U.S. and the world.