New documentary on Charleston church shooting explores idea of forgiveness

For The Washington Post, Jamie Aten interviews documentary director Brian Ivie, whose new film reflects on the massacre of nine black church members by a white supremacist in Charleston, S.C. Produced by Academy Award-winning actress Viola Davis and NBA star Steph Curry, “Emanuel” was released to mark the fourth anniversary of the 2015 murders at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church. Aten writes, “The new documentary does not explicitly address gun violence or gun policy, but the powerful stories told by the survivors allow viewers to consider the implications and draw their own conclusions.”

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