Q & A on the Documentary "Not In Our Town: Light in the Darkness"
|Photo From documentary "Not In Our Town: Light in the Darkness"|
In the winter of 2008, seven high school students admitted to going out one night to beat up Mexicans in the city of Patchogue, Long Island. Before the night was over, immigrant and 13-year Patchogue resident Macelo Lucero had been stabbed to death.
The community was shocked by this hate crime and came together in a remarkable way.
Patchogue's story is told in the documentary "Not In Our Town: Light in the Darkness," airing September 21, 2011 on WUSF TV.
WUSF Public Media receives funding as part of the Not In Our Town Inclusive Communities Initiative.
Recently, I talked with "Not in Our Town" producer-direct Patrice O'Neil... whose crew documented Patchogue's hopeful response to hate.
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