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“Emanuel” Documentary Premieres on STARZ on MLK Day

The documentary Emanuel from executive producers Stephen Curry and Viola Davis, co-producer Mariska Hargitay and director Brian Ivie (The Drop Box) is a poignant story of justice and faith, love and hate, while examining the healing power of forgiveness. The doc will premiere exclusively on STARZ and the STARZ app on Monday, January 20 – Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

Forty-eight hours after the Mother Emanuel church shooting in Charleston on June 17, 2015, 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. This act demonstrated by the families influenced the healing process of a devastated community and calmed tensions in the city.

National headlines blazed the story: Churchgoers Gunned Down During Prayer Service in Charleston, South Carolina. After a 21-year-old white supremacist opened fire in Emanuel AME Church, nine African Americans lay dead, leaving their families and the nation to grapple with this senseless act of terror. From executive producers Stephen Curry and Viola Davis, Emanuel features intimate interviews with survivors and family members. This poignant story of justice and faith, love and hate, examines the healing power of forgiveness. 

Other notable titles available on the STARZ app during Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and the weekend include:

  •  Service to Man
  •  STARZ Original Series America to Me
  • Talk to Me
  • Out of Omaha documentary 
  • The Secret Life of Bees
  • A Huey P. Newton Story
  • Scandalize My Name
  • More Than a Game
  • I Am Ali

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