Over the last seven months, a local Penn State graduate has been filming the Jerry Sandusky case. Altoona native Kelly Dolak is making a documentary through the eyes of Penn State students.
"I think that the situation that's happened here at Penn State is an opportunity for us to look at how a family reacts to somebody within that family allegedly committing a crime -- like what would you do?" she said. "It explores the Penn State family and how they wrangle around issues with loyalty and feeling betrayed."
The film is called "No Act of Ours" -- titled after the famous line of the university's alma mater.
"I heard it at the candlelight vigil and they really moved me and they're good words to live by," Dolak said. "And I think there's a certain amount of pain knowing this happened at an institution with those high standards."
During a break from court this week, abc27 sat down with Dolak to find out why she believes this story needs to be told.
"Child sexual abuse is so under reported so the case at Penn State isn't that different than the rest of the nation," she said. "So it's like -- why do we not report it? Why do we not go forward? There's a lot of judgment and finger pointing in this story."
Ultimately, Dolak said the movie, just like the past seven months, is still very much evolving. She's just thankful to be part of this journey.
"A lot of people I've talked to say this is going to be the end and this is going to give closure to it," she said. "But I think I might only be the beginning of it."
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