FOOTAGE, INTERVIEWS SOUGHT FOR CITY-COMMISSIONED GAS EXPLOSION DOCUMENTARY

The city of Sun Prairie is considering producing a video documentary concerning the events of July 10, 2018.

The documentary would cover the events between the July 10 explosion and the November 2018 reopening of Main Street. The purpose of the documentary would be to capture the stories from residents most directly impacted by the explosion, from public safety workers and city employees, to displaced residents, business owners, and those who directed relief efforts.

The documentary also hopes to encapsulate the resiliency of Sun Prairie and its residents, a fact perhaps represented locally by the #SunPrairieStrong movement. Not included in the documentary will be stories exclusive to any criminal or civil investigations spawned by the explosion.

The Sun Prairie Media Center is planning to collect interviews and other footage to use in the documentary. The city is asking residents to contribute homemade footage that captures any aspect of the events of July 10, from the immediate aftermath to the rebuilding of the affected area.

The city is also looking for anyone who would like to be interviewed on-camera for the documentary. Interviews are tentatively scheduled for mid-April at the Media Center.

The city will not be compensating anyone for any interviews or for the use of any homemade footage.

If you are interested in participating in the documentary, either through footage or through an interview, please contact Jeff Robbins at the Sun Prairie Media Center at jrobbins@cityofsunprairie.com. Due to time and other constraints, a request to participate in the documentary does not equal a guarantee of involvement. 

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