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365 Days: A Year in Happy Valley Preview

It has been over a year since the news about the Sandusky scandal broke. Since that time, one film crew has been hard at work to portray the aftermath.

The aptly named “365 Days: A Year in Happy Valley”, a documentary directed by Erik Poulx, focuses on the general impact the scandal had on the State College community and how its members are healing and moving forward.

A trailer for “365” was recently released, and while the feature length film won’t premiere until Christmas Day 2013, the preview’s impact leaves viewers with plenty to reflect on until then. The quotes spoken over stunning imagery of Happy Valley are extremely powerful and resonate with raw emotion.

“This feature-length documentary will explore the community that is, and surrounds, Penn State as it seeks to move on past the events surrounding the Sandusky trial and sentencing.

As a framework for understanding how moving on is made possible, or more difficult, the film will look at issues such as due process, groupthink, pack journalism, and forgiveness.

Most importantly, the documentary will be showcasing how the school, community, alumni, students, and locals work through the process and come together.”

If this brief interlude into the documentary is any indication, the Penn State community can be confident that it will provide an honest look into our culture and spark positive and insightful conversation.

About the Author

Catie Simpson

Catie is a junior majoring in Human Development and Family Studies. She's also the resident townie and culinary enthusiast due to a brief stint at the CIA (the culinary school not the secret government agency). She currently works at a Baby Temperament Lab on campus where she tries to get babies to do dangerous things. She's also on the twitter.


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