Emanuel | SOLD OUT
After a 21-year-old white supremacist opened fire in the Emanuel AME church in Charleston, nine African Americans lay dead—leaving their families and the nation to grapple with a senseless act of terror.
Forty-eight hours later, in the midst of unspeakable grief and suffering, the families of the Emanuel Nine stood in court facing the killer…and offered words of forgiveness. Their demonstration of grace ushered the way for hope and healing across a city and the nation.
It’s the story that rocked a nation. Marking the fourth anniversary of the event, executive producers Stephen Curry and Viola Davis, co-producer Mariska Hargitay, and director Brian Ivie (The Drop Box) present Emanuel. The documentary powerfully 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, Emanuel is a poignant story of justice and faith, love and hate, that examines the healing power of forgiveness.
Presented in partnership with the South Carolina Human Affairs Commission and South Carolina Collaborative for Race and Reconciliation.