December 28, 2017


To say the year in politics has been a whirlwind would be an understatement. Expensive natural disasters ravaged great swaths of the country, immigration and tax reform provoked wicked political attacks from both the right and the left, and stark revelations from women exposed a culture of sexual assault that touches almost every industry. And that’s just been the last four months. In film, though, it was a year of fantastic documentaries that moved, inspired and challenged us. Here, our top perspective-changing films of 2017.

December 13, 2017
FF2 Media

I AM EVIDENCE (2017): Review by Malin Jornvi

Horrifying and captivating, co-directors Trish Adlesic and Geeta Gandbhir’s documentary is so well put together that commenting on the technical aspect is close to impossible—I was too engaged in the message to notice the frame. The documentary runs 89 minutes, and it was only towards the end, when Adlesic and Gandbhir take their time to weave together and follow up with the storylines and interviewees, that I remembered to pay attention to the cinematic composition. That the camera, and the viewer, becomes one with the documentary is a testament to a documentary impeccably made.

December 7, 2017
Los Angeles Times

Mariska Hargitay advocates for sexual assault victims in documentary 'I Am Evidence'

"I Am Evidence" is a searing, lucid film that never shies from tough details, especially when survivors share their attacks in a powerful bearing of witness. The film is also a legal thriller focusing on three American cities — Detroit, Cleveland and Los Angeles — grappling with tens of thousands of untested rape kits. Los Angeles is far behind the other cities in even addressing the issue.



YES, I pledge to end the backlog.

Count Me In


YES, I want my voice heard.



YES, I want to support this work.