“Corridor of Shame” Reveals Conditions
in South Carolina Schools
Inspired by the power of documentary film, Bud Ferillo,
a communications expert and South Carolina native, recently
released “Corridor of Shame,” a film that
documents the impact of years of insufficient funding
on South Carolina’s most impoverished schools.
The film uses evidence presented at trial in South Carolina’s
school funding adequacy lawsuit, Abbeville
v. State, as a blueprint for its exploration
of the conditions in eight of the plaintiff school districts.
Ferillo interviews superintendents, principals, teachers,
and students, all of whom provide moving testimony of
the challenges they face daily in the run down and under-resourced
buildings where they work and attend classes. Funded
by several South Carolina foundations and individuals,
the film makes a powerful case for the schoolchildren
of the Abbeville districts all along the I-95 corridor
in South Carolina.
More information on the film, and a video introduction
from Pat Conroy, can be found at www.corridorofshame.com.