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Jay-Z To Premiere Trayvon Martin Docu-Series At Tribeca Film Festival

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The 2018 Tribeca Film Festival is where Jay-Z will unveil his executive produced docu-series, ‘Rest In Power: The Trayvon Martin Story.’

The six-part series, which is based on the book ‘Rest in Power: The Enduring Life of Trayvon Martin,’ written by Trayvon’s parents, Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin, provides a “definitive look at one of the most talked-about, controversial events of the last decade.” It will also highlight the powerful and prominent Black Lives Matter movement and the ongoing issue of police brutality.

Jay-Z, who has been incredibly supportive of the Martin family since the tragic loss of Trayvon Martin in 2012, excutive produced the docu-series alongside Sybrina Fulton, Tracy Martin, Chachi Senior, Michael Gasparro, Jenner Furst, Julia Willoughby Nason, and Nick Sandow.

 

“We want to make sure that we stand and support and we never forget [that] Trayvon serves as a beacon of light to the people out here, so you guys never have to go through the pain and hurt that these guys went through,” Jay says during the 2018 Peace Walk & Peace Talk rally. “His name will sit alongside some of the greats whom lost their life to push our culture forward—the Martin Luther Kings, the Ghandis; that’s the intention that we set, that his name serves as a beacon of light and hope, and pushes us into a better direction.”

‘Rest In Power: The Trayvon Martin Story’ will make its debut at New York City’s 2018 Tribeca Film Festival between the dates of April 19-28.

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