Not In Our Town: Light In The Darkness
Airs Monday, February 3, 2012 at 11 p.m. on KPBS TV
Thursday, September 8, 2011
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In 2008, a series of attacks by a group of local teenagers against Latino residents of the Long Island, New York town of Patchogue ended with the killing of 37-year-old Marcelo Lucero. An Ecuadorian immigrant, Lucero had been a Patchogue resident for 13 years.
Filmed over a two-year period, "Not In Our Town: Light In The Darkness" follows Mayor Paul Pontieri, the victim’s brother Joselo Lucero, community leaders, residents and students as they openly address the underlying causes of the violence, work to heal divisions and take steps to ensure everyone in their village will be safe and respected.
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