As long as you're human, you can't help but be touched by the events surrounding the making of this film.
In 1998, Matthew Shepard was brutally beaten and left for dead. Five days later he died, and Laramie bacame one of the most talked about towns in America - the reason - Matthew was gay.
The beauty of the Laramie Project is that it doesn't focus on the murder of Matthew itself, but on the aftermath, and the lives of those left confused by events they thought could never happen in their town.
Stunning performances by a talented cast as well as some actual news footage make this film compelling viewing. I came away both horrified and touched by the senselessness and beauty of human nature, a theme this film juxtaposes effortlessly.
The Laramie Project is tough viewing, but definitely worth making time for.