Film Director Erik Proulx is spending a year documenting post-Sandusky State College, PA.
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My dearest family and friends,
Many of you know that I’ve been spending a lot of time in State College, PA over the past few months, working on a film called “365 Days.” We are documenting how a community responds to a tragedy such that has occurred at Penn State. And rather than do a knee-jerk biased commentary, we are taking a full year to document and consider the subtleties and emotions of victimhood, blame, healing, retribution, and honor.
We began the process on September 1, 2012, and we will continue filming until that date next year. In the meantime, I just finished editing a trailer that, with any luck, will generate interest in the topic beyond the “Shut down the football program!” and “Arrest everybody!” reactions that have defined the majority of commentary so far.
Before you read on, one thing you must know is this: I came into this process reluctantly. Like most people, I had hate in my heart for a culture that would allow a pedophile to roam freely. While there are still no clear answers as to who knew what and when (beyond the monster who committed the crimes), I am learning in a very profound way that just because somebody says something on ESPN or the New York Times, that doesn’t make it true.
I’m hoping to get your support for the trailer, which means only that you “like” and view it on our Facebook page.
I’m proud of this project, and of how the trailer turned out. If you like it, please share it. If not, thank you for watching regardless.