Viola Davis & Steph Curry Team Up for Charleston Shooting Documentary, ‘Emanuel'
Viola Davis, Steph Curry, and Julius Tennon are producing a documentary about the 2015 shooting in a Charleston church, in which white supremacist Dylan Roof murdered nine Black people attending a bible study.
The film will be titled Emanuel, a reference to the name of the sanctuary where the shooting occurred, Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church.
The documentary will feature interviews with survivors and victims’ families who were involved, along with the city of Charleston, in the making of Emanuel, reports Deadline. It’s expected to address themes of “justice and faith, love and hate, and the healing power of forgiveness.”
“Emanuel is an incredibly powerful film and we’re honored to come on board as executive producers,” said Curry of his Unanimous Media banner to Deadline. “The documentary highlights how a horrible tragedy can bring a community together, and spreads an important message about the power of forgiveness. Stories like this are the reason we created Unanimous and entered the entertainment space. I hope the film inspires others like it does me.”