By Chux Odoh
‘Rest in Power’, the docu-series which focus on the 2012 fatal killing of Florida teenager Trayvon Martin is set to be premiered on July 30.
Trayvor Benjamin Martin, was 17 years old when he was shot and killed by neighbourhood watch member George Zimmerman. Martin had just left a convenience store and was heading back to his Dad’s fiancee’s who when he had an encounter with Zimmerman. An altercation between the two individuals took place before Zimmerman fatally shot Martin in the chest.
Zimmerman was acquitted of any wrongdoing after he claimed self-defence and the verdict became a huge American talking point which helped to spur the “Black Lives Matter” movement.
The series will tell the story of Martin’s life and how his death sparked the global Black Lives Matter movement. The clip shows footage of home videos, family photos, and interviews with names like Reverend Al Sharpton, Angela Davis, and Angela Rye.
Paramount Network who produced the series says the series will also delve into issues about race, politics, power, money and the U.S. criminal justice system.
Executive producer of the project and America rapper, Jay Z has been very vocal about the production for a while and recently referenced it in his latest music project ‘Everything is Love’ with Beyonce. “Since the Kalief doc, they’ve been at my neck/ Y’all can tell ‘em Trayvon is comin’ next”: Jay Z rapped in the song ‘Black Effect’.
Watch the thriller below: