I am Jane Doe
Showing this Fall, September 19th
A FILM BY MARY MAZZIO
The documentary "I Am Jane Doe" is the kind of film that lifts up a rock that has been sitting in plain sight year after year, with only a heroic few bothering to see the slithering reality underneath. Now, thanks to this sobering, often sickening, bluntly effective piece of advocacy cinema, the rest of us have no excuse to turn away.
"I AM JANE DOE chronicles the epic battle that several American mothers are waging on behalf of their middle-school daughters, victims of sex-trafficking on Backpage.com, the adult classifieds site that for years was part of the Village Voice. Reminiscent of Erin Brockovich and Karen Silkwood, these mothers have stood up on behalf of thousands of others, fighting back and refusing to take no for an answer. It is a gut-wrenching human story and fresh look at a social and legal issue that affects every community in America."
LISA goldblatt GRACE
co-founder and director of My Life My Choice. "Through survivor-led programs we work to end commercial sexual exploitation of children by empowering youth and their allies to fight back."
an award-winning documentary film director, Olympian, and former law firm partner, is Founder and CEO of 50 Eggs, Inc., an independent film production company, dedicated to creating films having social impact. Mary directed I am Jane Doe.
a lawyer at Ropes and Gray and featured in I am Jane Doe. In 2016, John was named a Lawyer of the Year by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly for his work, along with a team from the firm, in litigation against Backpage.com involving online sex trafficking of children.