March 12, 2014 | By Sikh Siyasat Bureau
Oak Creek, Wisconsin (March 12, 2014): As per information a film about the Sikh Gurdwara terror strike shall be premièred in Oak Creek on Thursday (March 13).
As per WISN.Com [t]he documentary “Waking in Oak Creek” is set to premiere Thursday evening in front of hundreds of people, including families who lost loved ones in the Sikh Gurdwara shooting.
“We need to all see it together. This is a community thing. We are not special. This could have happened to anyone that day,” said Pardeep Kaleka, whose father was also killed in this incident.
It may be recalled that Wade M. Page, a white-supremacist neo-Nazi killed six Sikhs in gunfire at Oak Creek Gurdwara Sahib on August 05, 2012 before shooting himself. The Oak Creek strike is considered to be one of the worse incidents of hate-crime in United States.
California production company Not in Our Town made the film.
The crew arrived in Oak Creek shortly after the shooting and spent months conducting interviews. It’s all been condensed into 35 minutes.
“This is a town that was awakened by a tragedy, and they are an inspiration not just to each other but people across the country,” Patrice O’Neill said.
Police officers, Lt. Brian Murphy and Sam Lunda, are central in the film.
Oak Creek Mayor Steve Scaffidi said the film brings the emotions flooding back.
“I did watch it last Saturday, and all the things you felt back then, I felt it all come out of me,” Scaffidi said.
The film will start at 7 p.m. at the Oak Creek Community Center on Thursday.
Tickets are free but limited.
Scaffidi plans on holding more screenings later this month and is working to show the film online.
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