November 2, 2001
Filmmaker brings hate-free message to campus
Portions of Journey to a Hate
Free Millennium - a documentary about recent hate crimes
including the Matthew Shepard murder - will be screened at
California State University, Sacramento at 7 p.m., Monday,
Nov. 5. The event takes place in the University Union Ballroom.
Created by Los Angeles-based filmmakers Brent Scarpo and Martin
Bedogne, Journey to a Hate Free Millennium is the only
project that the Shepard family has agreed to participate
in about the murder of their son, Matthew Shepard who was
killed because he was gay. The goal of the film is to show
how hate affects their lives and society.
Scarpo has worked in Hollywood for the past 15 years as an
actor and casting director. He has cast such films as Air
Force One, That Thing You Do and The Shawshank
Redemption. He is touring college campuses with an interactive
program focused around the documentary.
"It's not a gay thing, it's not a black thing, it's not
an Asian thing," Scarpo says. "It's a hate thing
and hate is nondiscriminatory. This project is a vision for
an American culture free of prejudice and hate."
The program includes about 35 minutes of footage from the
documentary interspersed with a discussion led by Scarpo.
Instead of dwelling on the problems, the program offers solutions
to prejudice problems.
For more information about the screening call (916) 524-9673.
Additional media assistance is available by contacting the
CSUS public affairs office at (916) 278-6156.
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