I Am Jane Doe

Filmmaker: Mary Mazzio
Runtime: 98 min

I Am Jane Doe, which chronicles the battle that several mothers across the country are waging on behalf of their middle school daughters who were trafficked for commercial sex on Backpage.com, opened theatrically earlier in February 2017 to an avalanche of press. Called “a gripping legal thriller” (Esquire); “a powerful call to action” (The Los Angeles Times); “a viscerally emotional case” (The Washington Post); “especially impressive… a powerful piece of work” (Elle); “striking… powerful” (The Film Journal), I AM JANE DOE has captured not only the attention of film critics, but the popular press as well (e.g. The New Yorker, Esquire, Cosmo, Vogue, NBC Nightly News, a three-part story in People), providing a remarkable opportunity for culture shift, impact, and awareness, particularly with respect to the under-reported crime of child sex-trafficking. More importantly, the film has catalyzed extraordinary activity, including the introduction of new legislation in Congress (on a bipartisan basis). The film has also sparked investigative reporting into the links between Google and Backpage; a federal criminal probe of Backpage executives; and several new lawsuits.

About The Filmmaker

Mary Mazzio, an award-winning documentary film director, Olympic athlete, and former law firm partner, is Founder and CEO of 50 Eggs, Inc., an independent film production company dedicated to making socially impactful films. Mary wrote, directed and produced the highly-acclaimed films, Underwater Dreams, TEN9EIGHT, The Apple Pushers, A Hero for Daisy, Contrarian, Apple Pie, and Lemonade Stories.  Her newest documentary film, I AM JANE DOE, narrated by Academy Award nominee, Jessica Chastain, opened in select cities with AMC Theatres on February 10, 2017 and has become a driving force behind new anti-sex trafficking legislation in both the House and Senate. Called “a gripping legal thriller” (Esquire); “a powerful call to action” (The Los Angeles Times); “a viscerally emotional case” (The Washington Post); “especially impressive… a powerful piece of work” (Elle); “striking… powerful” (The Film Journal), I AM JANE DOE has captured not only the attention of film critics, but the popular press as well (e.g. The New Yorker, Esquire, Cosmo, Vogue, NBC Nightly News, a three-part story in People), providing a remarkable opportunity for culture shift, impact, and awareness, particularly with respect to the under-reported crime of child sex-trafficking.

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