Happy Valley reveals the real story of the Sandusky scandal


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Sari Cohen, For Eastside

At Pennsylvania State University, the town of State College is frequently referred to as Happy Valley.

Happy Valley, a documentary directed by Amir Bar-Lev, will share the stories of significant people in the Sandusky scandal of Nov. 2011. The tell-all documentary will come to theaters on Nov. 21.

Joe Paterno, the head coach of Penn State’s football team, became a well-known face and name for the team he coached for over 40 years.

The documentary will clearly explain, through the eyes of symbolic participants in the scandal, what occurred when everything went downhill for Paterno.

The assistant coach of the Nittany Lions, Jerry Sandusky, was accused and charged with 40 counts of child sex abuse. The revelation of his offense caused rampage in Happy Valley.

Nobody knew who to trust because nobody knew who failed to protect the children that soon became victims of Sandusky.

In Happy Valley, the truth will come out about the people who knew Sandusky and what they actually knew about the crimes he committed. Additionally, the documentary will include information about the people at Penn State, with insight into whether they cared more about their sports team than they did about the children abused by Sandusky.

Happy Valley began filming after the occurrence of the Sandusky trial and continued collecting footage for a year following the arrest.

The documentary will truly dig deep into the case to share hidden information with the viewers.