Documentary highlights healing after Oak Creek tragedy
OAK CREEK - "I'm encouraged and inspired by the documentary. It's shedding light in the right area," said Pardeep Kaleka. He lost his father on August 5th, 2012 in the Sikh Temple shooting, a day the community will never forget.
"It's an emotional watch. Having lived the story for a year and a half, you feel everything. You know all the characters, all the people involved. It is hard to watch," said Oak Creek Mayor Steve Scaffidi, who has already seen the documentary.
"It was hard to watch. You feel everything that goes on," Scaffidi said.
He adds, it's a message about how the community came together.
"Our residents have lived that story, and we have come together so well in the past year and a half."))
That's a sentiment Kaleka echos.
"Part of our healing was the community response right after it happened. There were people who lined up at the door. I'm not sure how they found your address, but they came over and baked goods," Kaleka said.
The documentary will be shown Thursday night at 7:00 p.m. at the Oak Creek Community Center.