Source: The Post-Standard
On April 22, 2002, The Post-Standard reported that filmmaker Richard Breyer and screenwriter David Coryell, both professors at Syracuse University's S.I. Newhouse School of Public
Communications "are working together to document the aftermath
of the Nov. 18 arson at Gobind Sadan USA, a Sikh temple in
Palermo, [NY]... Ralph Singh, a co-founder of the worship center, asked Breyer to
make a documentary film illustrating what has happened since the
arson and how the crime and its aftermath have affected the Sikhs
and other Central New Yorkers... Breyer, Singh and Mexico school board President Mark
Lichtenstein spent 11 days last month in a Sikh religious compound
near New Delhi, India. Breyer filmed their pilgrimage with the hope
it will help others to understand Sikh culture and beliefs... The teens told police they set fire to the temple because they
thought those who worshipped there supported the Sept. 11
'Everybody was really rocked by what happened Sept. 11, but there was a real lack of knowledge on the teens' part,' Coryell said...
'What we're documenting is the opportunity a tragedy like this provides a community,' Breyer said...
Coryell added, 'We're trying to reach an awareness so we can return to our lives with respect for one another and acceptance of different lifestyles and different cultures.'"