The controversial death of Trayvon Martin polarized the nation, sparking a racial divide that led to organization of the #BlackLivesMatter movement. Martin was simply walking home from the store when he was attacked and gun-downed by neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman.
Shawn Carter, who brought forth the compelling and heart-wrenching Kalief Browder documentary, teamed up with The Cinemart to present Rest In Power: The Trayvon Martin Story to tell the story of the teen, whose short-lived life effected history.
Zimmerman was acquitted of all charges in the death, but the case and Martin’s life remains of interest to the public.
According to the official press release, “Interviews combined with home videos, family photos, and news footage will take viewers beyond the news cycle and offer an intimate look at the story of a young life tragically cut short and that spurred a movement giving rise to a rallying cry that still resonates today, #BlackLivesMatter.”
Rest in Power: The Trayvon Martin Story also addresses the significant cultural and societal issues surrounding the tragedy as well as an in-depth examination into the investigation, trial, and the not-guilty verdict.”
The six-part documentary series premieres Monday, July 30 at 10pm ET/PT.
Watch the powerful trailer, below.
Trayvon Martin's 20th Birthday: A Timeline Of Racial Issues That Have Plagued Black America
1. Trayvon Martin's Life Wasn't In Vain1 of 20
2. 1995: The OJ Simpson VerdictSource: 2 of 20
3. 1996: Texaco Pays Over $170 Million In A Racial Discrimination Case3 of 20
4. 1997: Stephen Lawrence's Alleged Murderers Exposed4 of 20
5. 1998: The Death Of James Bryd, Jr.Source: 5 of 20
6. 2000: Former Black Panther Jamil Abdullah Al-Amin Is Accused of Murder6 of 20
7. 2002: Donovan Jackson Chavis & Inglewood Cops7 of 20
8. 2003: Scranton, Pennslyvania's Skinhead Epidemic & Ousmane Zongo8 of 20
9. 2005: Hurricane Katrina9 of 20
10. 2006: Sean BellSource: 10 of 20
11. 2007: Don Imus Calls Female Basketball Team "Nappy Headed Hoes"Source: 11 of 20
12. 2009: Oscar GrantSource: 12 of 20
13. 2010: Aiyana Stanley-Jones, Dead at 7-Years-OldSource: 13 of 20
14. 2011: The Capital Punishment of Troy DavisSource: 14 of 20
15. 2012: Jordan Davis & Trayvon Martin15 of 20
16. 2013: Cheerios Depicts An Interracial Family & Racists ComplainSource: 16 of 20
17. 2014: #BlackLivesMatter: Eric Garner, Michael Brown, Renisha McBride, Antonio Martin, John Crawford, Tamir Rice & MoreSource: 17 of 20
18. 2015: We Shall Overcome18 of 20
The Powerful Trailer For The ‘Rest In Power: The Trayvon Martin Story’ Is Here was originally published on hellobeautiful.com