US Trayvon Martin's parents bring heartbreaking new docuseries 'Rest in Power' to Tribeca

22:20  21 april  2018
22:20  21 april  2018 Source:   usatoday.com

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The screening will take place April 20 in New York City at the NYC BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center, visit Tribeca Film for information about tickets. Watch the trailer for Rest in Power : The Trayvon Martin Story, below.

(AllHipHop News) The 2018 Tribeca Film Festival is scheduled to begin on April 18. According to Entertainment Weekly, Jay-Z' s six-part docuseries Rest In Power : The Trayvon Martin Story will be among the content to premiere at the Manhattan event.

Robert De Niro, Stella Damasus-Aboderin posing for the camera: Trayvon Martin's parents Tracy Martin, left, and Sybrina Fulton pose with Tribeca Film Festival co-founder Robert De Niro, center, on Friday. © Evan Agostini/Invision/AP Trayvon Martin's parents Tracy Martin, left, and Sybrina Fulton pose with Tribeca Film Festival co-founder Robert De Niro, center, on Friday.

NEW YORK — No star power was necessary at the Tribeca Film Festival Friday night. 

Although Jay-Z was expected to speak at a panel for Paramount Network's new Rest in Power: The Trayvon Martin Story, which he exaecutive produced, the rapper was a no-show. But the premiere audience didn't seem to mind, giving a standing ovation to the late teen's parents, Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin, who spoke at a post-screening Q&A. 

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JAY-Z‘ s six-part docuseries about the tragic death of Trayvon Martin will premiere next month at the Tribeca Film Festival. The production entitled Rest In Power : The Trayvon Martin Story is inspired by the book Rest in Power : The Enduring Life of Trayvon Martin

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 .

Rest in Power is an upcoming six-episode docuseries that details the controversial events surrounding the death of 17-year-old Martin, who was shot in Florida in 2012 by George Zimmerman, a neighborhood watch volunteer. Using a mix of news clips, family photos, 911 calls and interviews, the first episode recounts the life and dreams of Martin — who aspired to be a pilot and travel the world — and walks through the night he was killed in harrowing detail. 

The series also explores the impact of his death, becoming the face of the Black Lives Matter movement after Zimmerman was found not guilty in 2013. 

Reliving the incident through Power has been "very difficult, but it's a tragedy worth telling," Fulton told moderator Joy Reid. "We want to make sure that people not only remember Trayvon, but all the young men and women that he represents. We have to be mindful that gun culture needs to change, mental illness needs to change, and also the hatred that goes on in this country needs to change. We want to make sure that we are part of that change, so if it meant us opening our lives up — and it's not easy. It's important for people to realize that it took courage to do this, it took strength to do this. This is nothing that we would have volunteered ourselves for. This is nothing that I would have sacrificed my son for."

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Rest in Power : The Trayvon Martin Story is an upcoming American documentary television series that is set to premiere on the Paramount Network in July 2018. The series, which will consist of six episodes, is executive produced by Sybrina Fulton, Tracy Martin , Jay-Z, Chachi Senior, Michael Gasparro

Jay-Z‘ s documentary about the life of Trayvon Martin , Rest in Power : The Trayvon Martin Story will officially debut at the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival in April. The screening will take place April 20 in New York City at the NYC BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center, visit Tribeca Film for information

Later in the series, co-directors Julia Willoughby Nason and Jenner Furst examine the relevance of Martin's death in 2018, following the white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, N.C., last August and the mass shooting in Parkland, Fla., earlier this year. 

When it comes to the push for more sensible gun laws, "I see a change now, and I say now, because of the incident that happened in Parkland," Tracy Martin said. "We've been talking about getting these laws changed since 2012, but the difference is that the Parkland incident hit the heart of America. Trayvon Martin wasn't the heart of America; Trayvon Martin is categorized as the ghetto. And so when this took action outside the ghetto, now America is awake and everybody wants to do something about it. We've been trying to get America to do something for years."

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