But this documentary is different. Ballard said she was "forever grateful" to the Netflix documentary's director, Lucie Jourdan, and producer Michael Petrella of "Our Father" in a Facebook post Thursday.
"They have helped us tell our story, the truth that many don’t know about," Ballard wrote. "What I don’t think they know is that they helped me heal during this process. They gave me strength when I thought I had no more to give." - Jacoba Ballard in Indy Star
That goes to just show you the care and the passion that the producer and the director had in this. I’ve gotten to know them over the four years of working on this film. Not a lot, obviously. I did several interviews with them but they would call and ask me a question or two here or there, but both of them, Michael Petrella and Lucie Jourdan, both of them basically put their life on hold.
When they saw what happened, they felt too that these women and these mothers and sons and daughters, and the fathers too, that they did not get justice and they wanted to at least allow them to have a voice. - Angela Ganote in NewsNation