Documentary Explores Royal Oak Post Office Shootings
News reports recently show how many people, like the Occupy Wall Street protesters, are growing increasing vocal and even violent at times when trying to even the playing socio-economic playing field nationally.
At a time when many workers have become disillusioned by the sentiments of their bosses and employers comes a documentary that delves into the mindset of the American workforce in past years.
Murder by Proxy: How America Went Postal is the first documentary to look at the spree-killing phenomenon of years past through the lens of a socio-economic shift that began during the Reagan era.
Murder by Proxy: How America Went Postal explores the point of view that it is the social environment, especially workplace conditions, which is pushing so many people over the edge. The film features interviews with survivors and victims of mass shootings, who openly blame workplace culture for many of these tragedies, and in some cases, amazingly admit sympathy for the killers.
The movie includes many interviews with Royal Oak Post Office union steward Charlie Withers. He represented Thomas McIlvane, the gunman who took the lives of four postal workers before killing himself in 1991, in a grievance case that had gone to arbitration a few weeks prior to the shootings. Withers maintains to this day that the killings could have been avoided.
The film is written, produced, and directed by Emil Chiaberi and is co-produced by Oscar and Emmy-winning documentarian James Moll.
"This movie is an often-times graphic and eye-opening portrayal of the topic, and not your typical ‘popcorn and soft drink’ type of movie,” says Chiaberi.
Murder by Proxy: How America Went Postal will begin screening theatrically in select cities starting in January, 2012. For more information on the movie, screening dates and times and more, go to: www.murderbyproxyfilm.com
Source: Todd Brabender