When the Kickstarter campaign for Shot: The Book got funded, and I realized I could actually travel to El Salvador on a research trip, my goal was to absorb every bit of the country and culture I could cram into one short week. I hoped to interview all the key people in the story. I wanted to see the houses Peter and Dara lived in, the playgrounds where they took their kids, the streets they walked on, the food they ate, the weather they experienced, the hardships, the beauty. Any and every detail that could help me bring their story to life. I ended up getting all that, for sure, and in addition, I ended up being changed by everything I saw.
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