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Emanuel (2019)

Not Rated | | Documentary | 17 June 2019 (USA)
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An inside look at the tragic event that took place in Charleston, South Carolina at the Emanuel AME Church, where 9 innocent churchgoers were gunned down.

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Credited cast:
George Howard Adams ... Officer
A.R. Bernard A.R. Bernard ... Himself
Nadine Collier Nadine Collier ... Herself
Brien Gregorie Brien Gregorie ... Police Captain
Kyle Leatherberry ... Officer
Dylann Roof Dylann Roof ... Himself (archive footage)
Felicia Sanders Felicia Sanders ... Herself
Polly Sheppard Polly Sheppard ... Herself
Walter Strickland Walter Strickland ... Himself
Anthony Thompson Anthony Thompson ... Himself
Mark Williams ... Officer
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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 African Methodist Episcopal Church, nine African Americans lay dead, leaving their families and the nation to grapple with this senseless act of terror. Featuring intimate interviews with survivors and family members, EMANUEL, from executive producers Stephen Curry and Viola Davis, is a poignant story of justice and faith, love and hate, examining the healing power of forgiveness. Marking the fourth anniversary, EMANUEL will be in movie theaters across the country for two nights only: June 17 and 19. Written by Arbella Studios

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Country:

USA

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English

Release Date:

17 June 2019 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Charleston, South Carolina, USA

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$800,000 (estimated)
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A Powerful Account of Forgiveness in the Midst of Violence
6 November 2019 | by mcheong-24674See all my reviews

Emanuel is a documentary that assembles eyewitness accounts and found footage to tell the tragic but also astonishing story of the Charleston Church Shooting.

What begins as a harrowing account of deliberate violence to stir up racial tension sets up an expectation of snowballing violence. Surprisingly the anger, hatred and rage that could have been expressed transforms into a powerful expression of forgiveness and peace.

The film has an understated tone where the facts speak powerfully for themselves. Emanuel tackles a difficult subject that the director navigates wisely and artfully. The result is an experience that is riveting to watch and profound in its meaning.


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