Jay-Z’s Documentary on Trayvon Martin Gets New Trailer and Release Date
Paramount Network has released the first full-length trailer for its upcoming six-part documentary, Rest in Power: The Trayvon Martin Story, executive produced by Trayvon Martin's parents and Jay-Z, among others. The series is now scheduled to hit television on July 30.
The doc reportedly adapts two books written about Martin's fatal shooting in 2012 by George Zimmerman, who claimed he killed the teenager — who was carrying Skittles and iced tea from a nearby convenience store to his father's fiancée's house — out of self-defense. Rest in Power: The Enduring Life of Trayvon Martin is a memoir by Martin's parents, while attorney Lisa Bloom's Suspicion Nation details Zimmerman's trial and eventual acquittal.
The trailer features interviews with Martin's family and chilling audio of the killing's aftermath, as well as footage of the protest movement that swept the nation in the wake of Martin's death. The documentary looks to take a wide view of Trayvon's story, sparing time for his political impact while maintaining focus on his life.
The documentary debuted in April at Tribeca Film Festival in New York. It's the second major Hov-produced series investigating the criminal justice system in as many years, following the pre-trial detention-focused TIME: The Kalief Browder Story, which debuted last year at Sundance.
Rise in Power will be available to watch on the Paramount Network. Check out the trailer below.
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