The All is not Lost campaign has been launched by Leicestershire Police aimed at helping victims of rape to secure justice.
Through a series of films, Leicestershire Police hope to highlight how best we can support victims, by encouraging quick reporting of offences, by preserving evidence, and by challenging prejudice and misconception.
The campaign begins with a film. It’s about a fictional rape, performed by professional actors and filmed on location in the East Midlands earlier this year. But while it is fictional, it is a scenario that may people will feel is all too horribly familiar. It begins with the crime of rape and many people will find it uncomfortable viewing. It has been classified by the British Board of Film Classification as suitable for an 18 certificate, and carries that warning at the start of the film.
Leicestershire Police hope the film raises important questions for us all and sparks a debate. In the coming days, the second part to the fictional film will be posted – where they will explore the events leading up to the crime through the perspective of other people. This second film has been classified as a 15 certificate and carries a suitable warning at the start.
The overriding message to victims of rape via this campaign is that all is not lost. Leicestershire Police are here to support survivors, to fully investigate the crime committed against them, and to help them to get justice.
To view the first video on YouTube, click here.
To access support services, call the Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland helpline on 0808 80 200 28, open Monday to Saturday, 8am – 8pm.