Watch: ‘Emanuel’ Explores How a Charleston Church Forgave the Mass Shooter Who Attacked Them

The 2015 mass capturing at Charleston’s Emanuel AME Church left 9 lifeless. The murders had been carried out by 21-year-old Dylann Roof, a white supremacist who stated he was there to “kill black people.” The story drew nationwide headlines and a direct response from President Barack Obama. Now, the capturing will likely be revisited within the documentary Emanuel.

Right here’s the brand new trailer for the movie from Steph Curry’s Unanimous Media.

Emanuel will discover not simply the capturing itself, however the racial stress in Charleston which may have contributed to Roof’s actions. It’s going to additionally cowl the fallout of the murders and the way among the households selected to forgive Roof for what he did. Unanimous hopes this angle will set the documentary aside from different coverages of tragedies.

Unanimous Media co-founder Erick Peyton informed RELEVANT in regards to the Emanuel: “You see how the community comes together and spreads the message about the power of forgiveness after the story of Emanuel hits the news. A lot of outlets picked it up and you see the community come together. I think that’s one of the important themes in the film.”

Emanuel is in theaters for a restricted launch June 17 and June 19.


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