On Wednesday, Jan. 31, Lipscomb University will host an exclusive, free screening of the HBO documentary “I Am Evidence,” at 6 p.m. in Shamblin Theatre.
Presented by the Lipscomb University HumanDocs Film Series, the Joyful Heart Foundation, Nashville’s Sexual Assault Center, YWCA Nashville & Middle Tennessee and AWAKEtn, the screening is free and open to the public.
Produced by Emmy and Golden Globe winning actor, director, producer and Joyful Heart Foundation Founder & President Mariska Hargitay, “I Am Evidence” tells the story of four survivors whose rape kits went untested for years, following them as they navigate their way through the criminal justice system and learn that so often, the system is broken. The film reveals how we have historically treated the crime of sexual assault in this country, and the positive effects that occur when perpetrators are held accountable and survivors are given an opportunity for healing and justice. “I Am Evidence” has won the audience award for Best Documentary Film at both the Provincetown and Traverse City Film Festivals.
The screening will be followed by a panel discussion featuring local, regional and national experts discussing the backlog of rape kits in Tennessee and across the country, and what’s being done to address it.
Now in its ninth year, HumanDocs screens a series of social-justice documentaries at Lipscomb University. The series emerged from the desire of the university's College of Liberal Arts & Sciences to develop students personally, encourage lifelong learning and inspire service in a changing world.
The HumanDocs Film Series is presented in partnership with the Lipscomb Honors College and the Nashville Film Festival. All screenings are free and open to the public. For more information on this event, contact Parks at email@example.com or at 615.966.6616.