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A chilling day remembered. To commemorate the tragic murders of nine African-Americans at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina four years ago,  Fathom Events opens the documentary Emanuel in theaters nationwide on June 17th and 19th only. Those dates are the respective anniversaries of the shooting, and Dylann Roof’s first court appearance when he was forgiven one-by-one by his victims. To purchase tickets at a theater near you, visit: https://www.fathomevents.com/event/emanuel-2019. The film, executive produced by Stephen Curry and Viola Davis and co-produced by Mariska Hargitay, was directed by Brian Ivie (The Drop Box).

Emanuel recounts the horrible event and its aftermath while also compellingly focusing the history of race relations in Charleston. The film features personal interviews with survivors and family members and examines the healing power of forgiveness. I think it’s worth checking out.

 Emanuel, by the way, was produced in direct partnership with the City of Charleston and the families affected by the tragedy. The producers of the documentary will donate their share of profits from the film to the survivors of the shooting and the families of the victims.

 

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