Tuesday, May 23, 2023

Backlog (2023) Cannes

This is the true story of a young woman who was raped and then had to wait years to have her rape kit looked at.

This short film is a scream into the night about the horrific problem of rape kits not being tested. A problem across the country on a massive scale, the fact rape kits are not being tested has resulted in serial rapists being allowed to walk free for years. The problem is so bad that when municipalities have started diminishing the backlog they found just how bad a problem they were having. 

The film doesn't really go into the full extent but does go into one case where the victim had to fight for justice and ended up appearing before congress. It's a sobering tale that needs to be heard.

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