Arete, Sport and Society, American Sport History, Jerry Sandusky, Child abuse, Documentary, Happy Valley, college football
Documentary films; Sandusky, Jerry; Paterno, Joe, 1926-2012; Child sexual abuse; Pennsylvania State University; College administrators; Freeh Report
Documentary film can be one of the most effective forms of journalism when done right. “Happy Valley” directed by Amir Bar-Lev is an impressive, haunting, and powerful example of documentary at its very best. The subject on its surface is the Jerry Sandusky child abuse scandal at Penn State University. Bar-Lev follows the story from the first revelations of November 2011 through the cascading fallout over the next year.
Sport and Society for Arete
College of Arts and Humanities
Crepeau, Richard C., "Happy Valley" (2015). On Sport and Society. 16.