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Theatrical release of 'EMANUEL' documentary honors Emanuel AME Church shooting victims, highlights power of forgiveness in wake of tragedy


Thu, Mar 14th 2019 01:25 pm

Executive produced by Stephen Curry & Viola Davis, in movie theaters June 17 &19

Four years after the devastating tragedy in Charleston, South Carolina, that shook the nation, Arbella Studios, in association with JuVee Productions and Unanimous Media, presents an SDG and Fiction Pictures Production, “EMANUEL,” opening in movie theaters nationwide through Fathom Events on June 17 and 19 only. Documenting the events of June 17, 2015, “EMANUEL” is a documentary that examines how faith, hope and forgiveness healed a devastated community after the heinous church shooting at Emanuel A.M.E.

Executive produced by Stephen Curry’s Unanimous Media, Viola Davis and Julius Tennons’ JuVee Productions and directed by Brian Ivie (“The Drop Box”), the documentary weaves the history of race relations in Charleston, the significance and impact of Mother Emanuel Church, and the hope that somehow emerges in the aftermath. Featuring intimate interviews with survivors and family members, it is a story of justice and faith, love and hate, and examines the healing power of forgiveness.

“The documentary highlights how a horrible tragedy can bring a community together, and spreads an important message about the power of forgiveness,” Curry said. “Stories like this are the reason we created Unanimous and entered the entertainment space. I hope the film inspires others like it does me.”

“We, along with the country, grieved each family’s loss,” Davis and Tennon said. “Yet, miraculously, from this devastation we witnessed tremendous benchmarks of humanity. The survivors found courage to love in the face of hate.”

The film was made in direct partnership with the City of Charleston and all 10 families affected by the tragedy. The producers of “EMANUEL” will donate their profits from the film to the survivors of the shooting and the families of the victims.

For more information on “EMANUEL,” visit www.emanuelmovie.com.

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  • Facebook and Instagram - @emanuelmovie
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