JAY-Z’s Trayvon Martin Docuseries to Premiere at Tribeca Film Festival
JAY-Z's docuseries, Rest In Power: The Trayvon Martin Story, is set to premiere this year at the Tribeca Film Festival.
While the festival is mostly known for debuting films, there are several TV series that will premiere there this year, including Jay's. The six-part docuseries is said to be a “definitive look at one of the most talked-about, controversial events of the last decade," EW reports.
The docuseries is based on the book, Rest in Power: The Enduring Life of Trayvon Martin, which was co-written by Martin's parents, Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin, who also serve as executive producers on the television project. JAY-Z is also an executive producer along with Julia Willoughby Nason, Nick Sandow, Chachi Senior, Jenner Furst and Michael Gasparro.
In addition to the screening, Martin's parents will speak to the audience. Jay has long had a relationship with the parents of the the teen, who was killed by George Zimmerman back in 2012. Zimmerman was found not guilty, even though Martin didn't have a weapon. HIs death is viewed as the major catalyst of the Black Lives Matter Movement.
Back in February Jay spoke at the sixth annual Peace Walk & Peace Talk held in Miami, which was created in Trayvon's honor.
“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,” he told the rapt crowd. “His name will sit alongside some of the greats whom lost their life to push our culture forward - the Martin Luther Kings, the Ghandis; 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.”
For more info on the Tribeca screening visit the site. You can watch the trailer above.
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