YWCA SARP TO SCREEN “I AM EVIDENCE”
Join YWCA’s Sexual Assault Response Program (SARP) and the University of Lynchburg during Sexual Assault Awareness Month/ #SAAM at the Sydnor Performance Hall on campus for a free documentary film screening of “I AM EVIDENCE”. A talk-back session will follow the screening.
From the filmmakers: “I AM EVIDENCE exposes 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.
In this film, we seek 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. “