March 23, 2018
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JAY-Z‘s six-part docuseries about the tragic death of Trayvon Martin will premiere next month at the Tribeca Film Festival. The production entitled Rest In Power: The Trayvon Martin Story is inspired by the book Rest in Power: The Enduring Life of Trayvon Martin, written by Trayvon’s parents Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin. Check out the teaser below!
The series tells the story of the incident that ignited the #BlackLivesMatter movement. Police shoot and kill unarmed black men on regular basis. Earlier this week, 22-year-old Stephon Clark was fatally shot by officers in his own backyard. The only “weapon” he carried was his cell phone.
According to Complex, during the 2018 Peace Walk & Peace Talk rally the rapper who executive produced the series said,“We want to make sure that we stand and support and we never forget [that] Trayvon serves as a beacon of light to the people out here, so you guys never have to go through the pain and hurt that these guys went through. His name will sit alongside some of the greats [who] lost their life to push our culture forward—the Martin Luther Kings, the [Gandhis]; that’s the intention that we set, that his name serves as a beacon of light and hope, and pushes us into a better direction.”
— JAY-Z Daily (@JAY_Z_Daily) February 10, 2018
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