On the sixth anniversary of his death, Trayvon Martin is being remembered in a powerful way. Paramount has released the first trailer for the upcoming documentary series based on his life and legacy.
“Rest In Power: The Trayvon Martin Story,” which is produced by Jay Z, is based on the book written by Martin’s parents. The series takes us into the world of the 17-year-old and revisits the fatal encounter with George Zimmerman, who shot Martin on Feb. 26, 2012. The documentary will also explore the themes and issues of race, power, money, politics and the criminal justice system.
The short teaser alludes to Martin’s impact on the Black Lives Matter movement, with the mixture of voices reflecting opinions and thoughts on Martin, recognizing him as “just as a kid.” One voice can be heard saying “I don’t want this to be swept under the rug.” The final voice you hear is the one that resonates in your mind and strikes a cord:
“They say that time heals all wounds. It does not.”
Jay Z has frequently supported the Martin family, despite receiving death threats from Zimmerman. He also recently stood alongside the parents of Martin at the sixth annual Peace Walk and Talk, which was held by the Trayvon Martin Foundation. He praised the teenager’s parents at the Maimi event, saying:
We want to makes sure that we stand and support and never forget that Trayvon serves as a beacon of light to the people out here. So you guys will never have to go through the pain and hurt that these guys went through.
Check out the trailer below — the series is set to premiere in July.