ESPN debuts ‘We Are’ documentary film featuring Wally Triplett

May 24, 2016

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — "We Are," a new ESPN 30 for 30 Short documentary, is now available to watch on ESPN’s website.

Produced over the past year by Maggievision Productions of New York and directed by Joshua Shelov and Jay Bulger, "We Are" chronicles the development of the design and installation of the "We Are" sculpture, the gift of Penn State's class of 2013, installed on the University Park campus in 2015.

The documentary follows alumnus and artist Jonathan Cramer's journey to reinvigorate the Penn State faithful through the creation of his sculpture, inspired by the 1948 Nittany Lion football team that overcame racial adversity. 1948 Nittany Lion player Wally Triplett features in the production.

The film premiered at the international Tribeca Film Festival in New York City in April, and was featured at the Friends of the Palmer Museum of Art Annual Gala on May 13.

  • Wally Triplett and Joshua Shelov

    1948 Nittany Lion football player Wally Triplett, left, and "We Are" documentary co-director Joshua Shelov.

    IMAGE: Laura Waldhier

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