Shenandoah- A Film

10 Aug

SHENANDOAH- TRAILER- A FILM BY DAVID TURNLEY from David Turnley on Vimeo.

This fall, filmmaker David Turnley will release the film Shenandoah about the murder of undocumented Mexican immigrant Luis Rivera by a gang of four white teenagers shouting “This is Shenandoah. This is America. Go back to Mexico!” in Shenandoah, Pennsylvania. After the four teenagers were acquitted of murder in a Pennsylvania court, two of them, Derrick Donchak and Brnadon Pierkasky were charged with civil rights violations in beating Mr. Rivera to death. They were convicted and sentenced to nine years in prison. On the day that the Sikh community remembers their dead, this trailer reminds of us the high price of hateful anti-immigrant rhetoric and violence.

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