Via SF Gate:
Golden State Warriors baller Stephen Curry is teaming up with Academy Award-winning actress Viola Davis to executive produce a documentary about the 2015 mass shooting in a Charleston church, which left nine African American churchgoers dead.
The movie to be titled “Emanuel,” after the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church where the event took place.
Variety reports that the film follows what happened on that day in June when 21-year-old Dylann Roof opened fire on parishioners as they were praying at the end of their service.
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The documentary, which has already been made and premiered in May at the Bentonville Film Festival, features interviews with survivors of the shooting, as well as members of the 10 affected families.
In a statement to Variety, Curry said that “stories like this are the reason we created Unanimous and entered the entertainment space.”
“‘Emanuel’ is an incredibly powerful film and we’re honored to come on board as executive producers,” he continued. “The documentary highlights how a horrible tragedy can bring a community together, and spreads an important message about the power of forgiveness.”
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