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Rest in Power: The Trayvon Martin Story

Rest in Power: The Trayvon Martin Story

  • Premiered: 
    July 30, 2018
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  • Network: Paramount
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Documentary
  • Type: Live Action
  • Concept: 
    Based on the book (Rest in Power: The Enduring Life of Trayvon Martin) by Sybrina Fulton & Tracy Martin 
  • Subject Matter: Crime
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Plot Synopsis

Based on the book, "Rest in Power: The Enduring Life of Trayvon Martin," by Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin and executive produced by Shawn 'Jay-Z' Carter, REST IN POWER: THE TRAYVON MARTIN STORY is a six-part documentary series that takes a definitive look at one of the most talked-about and controversial events in the last decade that spurred the impactful worldwide "Black Lives Matter" movement. Martin was an unarmed 17-year old high school student shot and killed by a neighborhood watch member George Zimmerman, in the Florida community where they both lived. Zimmerman was acquitted on a second-degree murder charge after claiming he shot Martin in self-defense, sparking protests and outrage worldwide. The series delves deep into the heart of the story which is more than a tragic narrative about a young man's life cut short -- it's a story about race, politics, power, money, and the criminal justice system.
On Monday, September 10, 2018 at 10pm ET/PT, Paramount Network premiered the finale of REST IN POWER: THE TRAYVON MARTIN STORY, with a simulcast on BET. In the finale, "Et Tu, America," Zimmerman's acquittal sparks the Black Lives Matter movement and a white lash that helps elect Donald Trump. Thedebate about gun control rages as Zimmerman walks the street with a loaded gun.

Production & Distribution

  • Produced by The Cinemart