The September 21 PBS broadcast premiere of Light in the Darkness is fast approaching, and the Not In Our Town team is working hard to get the film and supporting resources into the hands of people around the country who will use it as a tool to prevent and respond to hate.
Light in the Darkness,
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Printer-friendly version Not In Our Town: Light in the Darkness Community Screening Guide Not In Our Town: Light in the Darkness is a PBS documentary about a town taking action after anti-immigrant violence devastates their community. In 2008, a series of attacks against Latino residents of Patchogue, New York culminate with the hate crime killing of Marcelo Lucero, an Ecuadorian immigrant who had lived in the Long Island village for 13 years. Seven local teenagers were arrested for the attack and one was charged with murder. Over a two-year period, the story follows Mayor Paul Pontieri, the victim’s brother, Joselo Lucero, and Patchogue residents as they openly address the underlying causes of the violence, work to heal divisions, and begin taking steps to ensure everyone in their village will be safe and respected.