Sunday, August 12, 2012
Shenandoah, Pennsylvania burst on the national scene in 2008, who a group of former high school football players beat an undocumented immigrant, Luis Ramirez, on a Saturday night. A documentary (Shenandoah) film has been completed and will be released this fall. Sam Dolnick offers a preview in the N.Y. Times.
This is the tantalizing synopsis of the film from the film's press kit:
"An epic feature documentary about a coal mining town with a fiery immigrant heritage, once pivotal in fueling America’s industrial revolution and today in decline and struggling to survive and retain its identity, soul and values - all of which were dramatically challenged when four of the town’s white, star football players were charged in the beating death of an undocumented Mexican immigrant named Luis Ramirez. Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer David Turnley’s most personal work, SHENANDOAH creates a deeply felt portrait of a working class community, and the American Dream on trial."
For details about release of Shenandoah, check out the film's Facebook page.